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Colin Kaepernick on first team

Updated: November 22, 2012, 11:41 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick will take all the first-team reps for the San Francisco 49ers this week leading into Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints, quarterback Alex Smith told ESPN on Wednesday night.

Smith told ESPN that coach Jim Harbaugh informed the two quarterbacks of the practice split Wednesday.

The move seemingly would put Kaepernick on track to start against the Saints; players who receive first-team reps usually draw starts for that week's game.

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