The Facts: Smith was already verbally committed to sign with the 49ers when he heard the report late Sunday night that Colin Kaepernick was on the trade block. "That's social media," Smith said Wednesday shortly after signing a five-year, $40 million contract. "I checked in on it. Asked my agent, 'Hey, is there any truth to that?' Also, went straight to the source itself, in terms of the player to see if, 'Hey, man, is everything good?"
Diehards Line: GM Trent Baalke shot down the report, which originated from a Houston radio station. Baalke issued a statement, calling the report "without merit and, quite frankly, ridiculous." And Smith said he is convinced he and Kaepernick will be teaming up for a while. "I'm comfortable with what's going on," Smith said. And, now, Smith will try to find comfort in the 49ers' offense by doing what he did with the Ravens for four seasons. Smith averaged 16.9 yards per reception over four seasons. In 2014, he caught a career-high 11 touchdown passes. "I feel like I can definitely make the big play," Smith said. "I can turn a simple play into a huge gain." No doubt about that. But does Kaepernick have the accuracy to make it work? That's the question.