Urban Meyer on Alex Smith: "He's not a guy that you throw the ball out there and tell him, 'Go play.' He wants to know what is exactly expected of him and then he becomes a dynamite player."
Guard Mike Iupati did not practice Wednesday due to a left knee injury, as the 49ers began their week of work to get prepared to face the unbeaten Detroit Lions on Sunday.
Nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga returned to the 49ers' practice field Wednesday, but left guard Mike Iupati was an onlooker during the early portion of 49ers practice.
The 49ers signed undrafted rookie receiver Kerry Taylor to the practice squad. Taylor is the nephew of former 49ers receiver John Taylor.
Receiver Joshua Morgan's contract expires at the end the season. He will not play before then, but Jim Harbaugh made it clear he is priority.
The wide receiver's injury is similar to those sustained by Giants catcher Buster Posey. Morgan was placed on IR Wednesday morning.
Rookie defensive end Aldon Smith will rarely come off the field in this game. Smith, the No. 7 overall pick, leads the 49ers with 3.5 sacks.
The 49ers signed wide receiver Brett Swain, who the club determined had the most impressive tryout Tuesday at the team's practice facility in Santa Clara, a source said.
The 49ers allowed just three points to the Buccaneers on Sunday, and have yet to allow a rushing touchdown all season. You won't find a player-by-player analysis like this anywhere else.
The 49ers have arranged for a tryout Tuesday for veteran wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh, a league source told CSNBayArea.com.
Why did Jim Harbaugh decide to go for it on fourth down, rather than kick a field goal? Why did he call a pass play? San Francisco's coach reveals his rationale.
Josh Morgan sustaining a broken bone in his right leg Sunday, coupled by Braylon Edwards' knee injury, has left the 49ers in search of a 4th wide receiver.
Nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga, who missed Sunday's game due to a staph infection, was spotted leaving the 49ers' practice facility Monday morning with his left arm in a sling.
Joshua Morgan's ankle injury has the 49ers looking for receiver options headed into their Week 6 clash in Detroit.