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It's official: Troy Smith will start Sunday

Troy Smith (AP/Akira Suemori)

No surprise: Troy Smith got all the snaps in practice and will start Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. It will be his second consecutive start since Alex Smith's shoulder injury.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Troy Smith was a busy man Friday, running off to do a few rounds of TV interviews after practice. He barely stopped at his locker. And to think, just a few weeks ago he was the San Francisco 49ers' No. 3 quarterback. Smith is now the starter, a move that was anticipated all week but didn't become official until coach Mike Singletary declared that Alex Smith was out of Sunday... Recommended Stories