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Sunday, August 10, 2008
Tracking 49ers' Justin Smith in exhibition debut

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Former Bengals defensive end Justin Smith made his 49ers debut Friday night. I saw him on the field for 11 snaps. The 49ers moved him around. Here's a play-by-play look at his first live action in a 49ers uniform:

First series
Second series

That was the last play for Smith, by my count. He was on the field for a non-play (negated by penalty), but I didn't count that one. While the 49ers moved Smith around, defenses tend to keep things simple when the games do not count. I would expect more from Smith once the 49ers start game-planning for opponents more seriously. His relentlessness should pay more dividends over the course of a full game, as opposed to a handful of snaps.