We'll see whether outside linebacker Za'Darius Smith (knee-ankle) and cornerback Jaylen Hill (hamstring) practice this week, but it sounds like they're not too far away from a return. I don't know much about the status of players such as running back Terrance West (soft tissue injury), tight end Maxx Williams (foot-ankle) and defensive tackle Brandon Williams (foot) beyond what Harbaugh said, which is that they're not dealing with long-term injuries. I've heard from plenty of fans who have questioned that, given that some injuries in the past have proved more significant than originally believed. I'm not defending Harbaugh here, nor am I speaking for him. That's not my intention at all. But something to keep in mind: To many coaches, a long-term injury is one that keeps a guy sidelined for a significant chunk of the season if not all of it. A two-to-four week injury, as much as fans lament such absences, is not considered by them to be a long-term problem.