SAN FRANCISCO — This is the live blog for the pregame of the 49ers Week 11 Monday night home game against the Chicago Bears. I’ll update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
3:17 Mindi Bach is reporting Colin Kaepernick got the majority of the practice reps toward the end of the week.
3:21 Scott Tolzien is on the field throwing warm up passes to Garrett Celek. No sign yet of Kaepernick.
3:30 Alex Smith is on the field. He’s wearing a sweatshirt and shorts, and he’s saying hello to Blake Costanzo.
3:50 10 minutes until the inactive players are announced.
3:59 Alex Smith is talking to Josh McCown on the sideline.
4:08 Here are the 49ers inactives: Brandon Jacobs, Alex Smith, A.J. Jenkins, LaMichael James, Trenton Robinson, Joe Looney and Ian Williams.
4:25 Here are the Bears inactives: QB Jay Cutler, WR Dane Sanzenbacher, DB D.J. Moore, G/C Edwin Williams, DT Matt Toeaina, DE Cheta Ozougwu and DE Shea McCellin.
4:32 The Bears’ No.3 CB D.J. Moore is inactive, so Kelvin Hayden will fill his role for the Bears tonight.
5:00 Lance Briggs just did the Thizzelle Dance in the middle of the Bears team huddle.
5:10 Patrick Willis just led the 49ers pregame huddle. Now both teams are running back to their locker rooms.
5:13 I just ran into Greg Roman in the locker room. He says he’s doing good.
5:19 Jerry Rice is sprinting back and forth across the field and waving to the crowd like a wrestler in a giant wrestling ring.
5:20 Rice drops his first pass from Young, but he catches the second one for a touchdown.