Smith practices for 49ers in non-contact jersey

    2012-11-14 16:51

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By JANIE McCAULEY
AP Sports Writer

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith went through position work in a non-contact black jersey Wednesday, his status still unclear for Monday night's NFC showdown with the Chicago Bears after he sustained a concussion Sunday against the Rams.

Coach Jim Harbaugh kept an eye on Smith from several yards away as he worked with backup Colin Kaepernick and No. 3 QB Scott Tolzien to get his reps.

Smith would have had to pass concussion tests given by a neurologist to get this far and return to the practice field, but there are still further steps in the process for him to be medically cleared for game action.

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Harbaugh said Smith experienced blurred vision on a 1-yard quarterback sneak early in the second quarter of Sunday's 24-24 tie.