SANTA CLARA – Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick both made a few beautiful throws against the second- and third-team defenses in Monday’s practice.
Smith hit Vernon Davis (covered by reserve linebacker Mike Wilhoite) on a deep route for a 25-yard gain, and then on the very next play Smith hit Randy Moss (covered by reserve cornerback Anthony Mosely) deep down the left sideline for a 30-yard gain.
Smith’s best throw was a perfect deep pass to Kendall Hunter down the right sideline. Smith threw the pass right over Hunter’s shoulder.
Chris Culliver broke up two deep passes and one touchdown pass in a red-zone drill. He looked like the best cornerback on the field today.
Carlos Rogers smacked a touchdown pass out of Michael Crabtree’s hands. Alex Smith threw an intermediate pass over the middle into the end zone and Crabtree caught it, but Rogers raked the ball away immediately, and then screamed in Crabtree’s face.