Justin Smith questionable for 49ers
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois has been preparing all week to start in place of All-Pro Justin Smith on the NFL's second-ranked defense.
The 49ers remain uncertain whether that will actually happen Sunday night in their NFC West showdown against the Seattle Seahawks.
Smith's availability is in question after he missed practice Friday for the third consecutive day because of an elbow injury, placing his streak of 185 consecutive starts ...
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