Singletary says Smith to start at QB

Updated: October 27, 2009, 3:53 PM ET
Associated Press

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Alex Smith is getting a big chance to resurrect his career. All but forgotten, the former No. 1 overall pick is the San Francisco 49ers' new starting quarterback -- again.

"I don't know if I'd say surprised. I don't know if I was anticipating it, either," Smith said Monday after getting the news from coach Mike Singletary. "It's the opportunity I've been waiting for; happy."

Singletary made the announcement Monday after also sitting down with Shaun Hill, who ...

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