Jean Francois on Justin Smith: 'Saddle up. He's coming'
After a strong performance in his fifth career start, defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois was fully prepared to return to his backup role after Sunday's 27-13 win over Arizona in the 49ers' regular-season finale. On Friday, Justin Smith said he'd be back in the postseason despite sustaining a partially torn triceps muscle on Dec. 16. [...]