Matt Maiocco

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SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers waived/injured rookie offensive guard Fouimalo Fonoti on Tuesday to make room for the signing of running back Alfonso Smith, formerly of the Arizona Cardinals.

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SANTA CLARA -- Alex Boone’s contract standstill has provided a member of the 49ers’ ill-fated 2012 draft class an opportunity to make an impact.

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UPDATE (7:30 a.m. Tuesday) -- The 49ers officially announced their one-year contract with running back Alfonso Smith Tuesday morning.

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SANTA CLARA – The 49ers have two players in their contract years who could command big-money deals as free agents.

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Even with the injuries at running back, the 49ers are taking their time with first-year player Marcus Lattimore.

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