• by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    49ers' Frank Gore progressing, Carlos Hyde still out

    49ers running back Frank Gore returned to practice Thursday wearing a non-contact jersey as he continues to progress through the league's concussion protocol, reports the Sacramento Bee. Rookie running back Carlos Hyde remained sidelined with ankle and back injuries. The 49ers host the Chargers on Saturday night. If Gore gets cleared by an independent neurologist and Hyde sits out, Gore could see a heavy workload. If neither plays, the 49ers' top two tailbacks would be Alfonso Smith and newly-signed Phillip Tanner.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    49ers re-sign RB Alfonso Smith

    The 49ers re-signed running back Alfonso Smith, who was among the team's final cuts in training camp, reports CSNBayArea.com.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Niners make flurry of moves Saturday

    The 49ers made a slew of moves Saturday to pare their roster down to the required 53 for the regular season.Among those moves was the placement of cornerback Kenneth Acker and fullback Will Tukuafu on the injured reserve list.San Francisco cut the following players: T Carter Bykowski, TE Asante Cleveland, WR Lance Lewis, LS Kevin McDermott, CB Darryl Morris, G Al Netter, DL Lawrence Okoye, WR Kassim Osgood, T Michael Philipp, NT Mike Purcell, G Ryan Seymour, LB Shayne Skov, RB Alfonso Smith, G Adam Snyder, S C.J. Spillman, LB Chase Thomas, S Raymond Ventrone, WR L'Damian Washington and RB Glenn Winston.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Alfonso Smith doesn't make cut Saturday for Niners

    Veteran running back Alfonso Smith has been released by the 49ers. Smith, who signed with the team in late July, played all 16 games with Arizona in two of the last three seasons. He managed 54 yards on 18 carries in 2013.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Alfonso Smith signs with 49ers

    The 49ers signed running back Alfonso Smith Monday. Smith saw limited work with the ball in his hands last season while playing all 16 games with the Cardinals. He carried the ball 18 times for 54 yards and a touchdown, with most of that work coming in the first three games of the season.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Cardinals fail to tender four players

    The Cardinals declined to tender offers to four restricted free agents: tight end Jake Ballard, running back Alfonso Smith, linebacker Marcus Benard and defensive end Ronald Talley. All will become unrestricted free agents at 4 p.m. ET.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Alfonso Smith's time in Arizona may be up

    Cardinals running back Alfonso Smith, a restricted free agent, "may be allowed to test the market," reports the team's website. Smith dropped down the depth chart and finished with 28 touches last season.

  • by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Rashad Jonson, Alfonso Smith good to go

    Cardinals defensive back Rashad Johnson (ribs) and running back Alfonso Smith (ankle), who were listed as probable on Friday's injury report, are both active for Week 13 at Philadelphia.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Three Cardinals probable Week 13

    Cardinals S Yeremiah Bell, S Rashad Johnson and RB Alfonso Smith are probable Week 13 against the Eagles. All three players were able to participate in full practice Friday. Both Bell and Johnson were limited in practice Wednesday.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Cardinals backup pass catchers do little against Colts

    Cardinals WR Andre Roberts, WR Jaron Brown, RB Alfonso Smith and RB Stepfan Taylor did little Week 12 against the Colts. Roberts turned in the best game, picking up 43 yards on three receptions. Brown caught just one pass for 16 yards. Smith and Taylor each had one catch. Smith gained 6 yards, while Taylor gained just 1 yard. They'll take on the Eagles Week 13.