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SANTA CLARA – The 49ers will get an opportunity to watch quarterback Alex Smith on Monday night before facing him Sunday when the Kansas City Chiefs come to Levi’s Stadium.
Smith and the Chiefs take on the New England Patriots on “Monday Night Football.”
Smith spent his first eight seasons with the 49ers before sustaining a concussion in 2012, and losing his job to Colin Kaepernick.
“We know it’ll be a big challenge,” 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said. “We know what Alex is capable of doing, and we’re just beginning that process right now.”
The 49ers traded Smith to Kansas City in 2013. In his first season, he threw a career-high 23 touchdown passes and seven interceptions.
The Chiefs went 11-5 and advanced to the playoffs after losing 14 games in 2012.