49ers RE Justin Smith says his torn left triceps tendon is getting better since he returned two games ago.
"I can do more stuff every week," Smith said. "I think it heals up, obviously, as more time goes by and it's feeling better." Still, a triceps brace has prevented full motion in the arm. Smith is hopeful he'll be able to play "with more abandon" in the Super Bowl. "I know how many games I have left now -- four more quarters," he said. Smith will need surgery after the season.