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Troy Smith promoted to 49ers starting QB

Troy Smith (AP/Akira Suemori)

With Alex Smith out at least two weeks and David Carr unimpressive last Sunday, 49ers coach Mike Singletary picks Troy Smith to start Sunday in London.

It's difficult to believe that San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary isn't grasping at straws with his decision to start Troy Smith at quarterback Sunday in London against the Denver Broncos. Coaches will often shake up their lineup if they believe it might squeeze a victory out of a losing season. That's what Singletary is doing by passing on David Carr, who had fewer than two quarters to...

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