RE Justin Smith (triceps) expects to be ready for the 49ers' first playoff game, even if they fail to earn a first-round bye.
Most signs have pointed toward Smith being done for the season, but "Cowboy" himself sounds ready to buck up. However, even if Smith's triceps tear is as minor as possible, he'll be up against it to be effective in the postseason, let alone play. We should have a better grip on Smith's status by this time next week. He won't suit up for Sunday's regular season finale.