Report: Smith informed Kaepernick will start

November 22, 2012, 3:30 am
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Colin Kaepernick will start Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints over Alex Smith, according to a report.San Diego-based Sports Illustrated writer Jim Trotter tweeted Wednesday evening that Jim Harbaugh informed Smith of his decision and that it was not due to the former No. 1 overall pick's recent concussion.In his first career NFL start last Monday, Kaepernick passed for 243 yards and threw two touchdowns and no interceptions in the 49ers' blowout win over the Bears.Smith has passed for 1,731 yards and put together a 135 TDINT ratio before sustaining a concussion in the 49ers' tie with the Rams on Nov. 11.