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"I think it's just a matter of getting out there and going," Smith told CSN Bay Area. "You just go out there and play until you can't and be ready. I feel like I'll be ready.
"I really wasn't trying to pay attention to it (in practice), honestly. You can't worry about it in the game, so try not to worry about it now and go on from there."
Just yards away from Smith's return to the practice field, the 49ers held a rare kicker competition before the playoffs. Newly signed kicker Billy Cundiff made 10 of 12 field-goal attempts during practice, according to The Associated Press. Struggling incumbent David Akers went 16 of 21. Niners coach Jim Harbaugh has more than a week to decide who he wants to roll with at the position in the divisional round.