SANTA CLARA – The Arizona Cardinals' secondary noticed tendencies in the 49ers’ offense earlier this season.
Outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks sat out the 49ers' practice on Thanksgiving day as he continues to go through the NFL’s concussion protocol, the team announced.
Alex Smith lost his 49ers starting job – through no fault of his own – three years ago.
SANTA CLARA – The 49ers’ red-zone offense was among the worst in the NFL last season. It was seen as an obvious area in which the team could improve this season.