|11-23-2012, 05:35 PM||#1|
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Donte Whitner Says 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick Will Start Vs Saints
The week’s worst-kept secret appears to be officially out: Despite the no-decision-has-been-made stance of offensive coordinator Greg Roman on Thursday, safety Donte Whitner said on the “Dan Patrick Show” this morning that he’s under the impression Colin Kaepernick will start Sunday’s game at New Orleans.
The only surprise here is that it was a player who more or less confirmed what Sports Illustrated’s Jim Trotter reported Wednesday night. Trotter also reported the decision to start Kaepernick was not based on Alex Smith uncertain health status — the implication being Kaepernick has supplanted the eight-year veteran on the depth chart.
As of Thursday, Smith had not been medically cleared to play, according to Roman, after he sustained a concussion Nov. 11. Smith presumably has yet to take the “contact test,” the final step before he could be cleared to play. He could take the test in New Orleans.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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