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Report: Alex Smith to return as starting QB

Alex Smith (AP/Ross D. Franklin)

After Sunday's 34-16 loss to the Packers, 49ers coach Mike Singletary says the starting quarterback issue remains a "week-to-week thing." But according to Jason LaCanfora of, Alex Smith will return as the starter.

UPDATE: Jason LaCanfora of reported via Twitter Monday night that Alex Smith will return as 49ers starting quarterback. LaCanfora said coach Mike Singletary made the decision after meeting with his coaching staff. SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Twelve games into the season and the San Francisco 49ers are still undecided about a starting quarterback. Hard to believe? Coach Mike Singletary said... Recommended Stories