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San Francisco 49ers’ NaVorro Bowman excited to hit Alex Smith


The San Francisco 49ers face former quarterback and current signal caller for the Kansas City Chiefs, Alex Smith. The quarterback isn’t looking particularly forward to playing his former team calling it just another game.

“It’s another preseason game, then again, it’s not,” Smith said.

Unfortunately for Alex Smith his old teammates don’t share that mindset.

“There’s a first time for everything,” linebacker NaVorro Bowman said, via NFL.com, with a smile. “We never got a chance to hit him. This time we can. We’re looking forward to it. I know Alex knows we’re coming. It’s football, man.”

Some of his teammates though think it’ll be the opposite, that Alex will come after them in the game.

“He’ll probably come after me because we were always talking junk during practices while he was here,” cornerback Carlos Rodgers said.

Smith feels better about his departure from the 49ers knowing he helped turn around the franchise.

“If I’d left two years ago before (Jim) Harbaugh got there, I would’ve held onto a little more, regret or bitterness about what had happened,” Smith told Comcast SportsNet Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco. “But the last two years, I really feel like I made my peace with the fans, the organization in general. The transition has been great, and I’m moving forward.”

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