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Justin Smith's likely return big factor for 49ers

Updated: January 9, 2013, 6:27 PM ET
Associated Press

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By JANIE McCAULEY

AP Sports Writer

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Even at less than full strength, Justin Smith's presence on the San Francisco defensive line is enough to instill plenty of fear in opposing offenses.

Or even his own teammates, for that matter. Running back Frank Gore endured his toughest training camp yet last summer while facing his defensive teammates each day -- Smith, in particular.

"I'd take a 75 ...

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