49ers v. Cardinals live blog: Pregame

SAN FRANCISCO —  This is the live blog for the pregame of the 49ers Week 6 game against the Cardinals. I’ll update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.

11:18 Adam Schefter is reporting the 49ers do not expect Aldon Smith to return to the team this season. “The 49ers believe Smith’s issues run deep,” according to ESPN.

11:20 Ann Killion had a great interview with Alex Smith in today’s Chronicle. Here is Smith on the final plays of the Super Bowl: “On the last play I was on the sideline screaming for a timeout because we had called a play that had no pressure answer. Colin did the best he could with the signal and the throw. I’m sure if the coaches had it to do over again they’d call something with a better pressure answer.”

12:01 Patrick Willis is active and starting.

12:01 LaMichael James is not active. Here are the rest of the 49ers’ inactives: McLeod Bethel-Thompson, Quinton Patton, Chris Harper, Nnamdi Asomugha, Jermaine Cunningham and Joe Looney.

12:03 The Cardinals’ inactives: QB Ryan Lindley, RB Ryan Williams, LB Kevin Minter, LB Kenny Demens, T Bobby Massie, TE D.C. Jefferson and DE Ronald Talley.

12:53 It seems the 49ers are sticking with Kyle Williams as their starting split end.

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