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Aldon Smith | Linebacker

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/25/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 265
College: Missouri
Contract: view contract details

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49ers released OLB Aldon Smith.
The 49ers' Offseason From Hell continues. They've lost Smith, ILB Chris Borland, DE Justin Smith, RB Frank Gore, coach Jim Harbaugh, both coordinators and most of the coaching staff, ILB Patrick Willis, LG Mike Iupati, CBs Perrish Cox and Chris Culliver, WRs Michael Crabtree and Stevie Johnson, OLB Dan Skuta, and RT Anthony Davis. Smith has been popped for three DUIs since 2012, in addition to multiple other alcohol-related incidents. Smith needs to get help, but the 49ers aren't going to be involved in that. They'll move forward with a depleted outside linebacker corps consisting of declining Ahmad Brooks, promising-but-enigmatic sophomore Aaron Lynch, special teamer Corey Lemonier, and rookie Eli Harold. Keep banging the under on San Francisco's 6.5-game Vegas Win Total. Aug 7 - 2:31 PM

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Updating a previous item, 49ers OLB Aldon Smith was arrested on DUI, hit-and-run and vandalism charges Thursday night in Santa Clara County.

Some people never change. Smith has been an off-field mess the past couple years, and this isn't his first drunk-driving incident. You have to be a special kind of stupid to get arrested on these kinds of charges during training camp. Now likely staring at lengthy suspension, Smith won't be counted on by the 49ers. They'll likely move forward with Aaron Lynch and Ahmad Brooks on the outside.
Aug 7 - 10:44 AM

49ers OLB Aldon Smith was booked in the Santa Clara County jail on Friday morning.

There are very few details, but Smith was arrested Thursday night and booked into jail early this morning. His bail has been set at $26,000. Smith has had his fair share of off-field problems the past couple years, but appeared to be cleaning up his act while the 49ers were talking about extending his contract. Those talks will obviously be put to rest after this latest run-in with the law.
Aug 7 - 10:37 AM

49ers GM Trent Baalke said he's going to "work hard to make sure" contract-year OLB Aldon Smith "remains here" long-term.

"Aldon's like any young player," Baalke said. "He's growing up, he's maturing. You see that with a lot of these guys. I'm really pleased with the way he's handled things, the way he's working both personally and professionally." Smith has had his share of off-field issues since entering the league. But when on it, few get to the quarterback more. He has 44 career sacks through 50 games.
Aug 5 - 9:00 AM

49ers GM Trent Baalke said Aldon Smith was "hungry" after a disappointing and suspension-shortened 2014 campaign.

"He’s got a great look in his eye. He’s doing well," Baalke said. "For anybody that’s been in a situation like Aldon’s been in, every day is a process. But he’s doing exceptionally well and he’s probably in as good a shape as he’s been in a long time." With Patrick Willis and Chris Borland retired and Justin Smith strongly considering it, the 49ers will need a big season from Smith to remain among the NFL's top defenses. Smith registered 19.5 sacks in 2012, his last full season in the league. He's managed 10.5 sacks in 18 games since.
Apr 18 - 11:15 AM

Aldon Smith's player rep calls his restructured contract a bet on himself.

Smith's $9.754 million salary was set to become fully guaranteed on Tuesday, but he agreed to turn it into a series of roster bonuses. 2015 is the final year of Smith's rookie contract. "He’s basically saying, ‘I’m willing to bet on myself that I will not do anything stupid,'" Smith's rep said. According to his agent, Smith's ultimate goal is to sign a long-term deal with the 49ers.
Mar 5 - 8:35 PM

The Sacramento Bee reports Aldon Smith has agreed to a restructured contract.

Smith's 2015 salary will remain $9.75 million, but it's not guaranteed. Per reporter Matt Barrows, Smith's salary will now be based on "monthly and weekly roster bonuses." That allows the 49ers to cut the cord with greater ease if Smith runs into any more off-the-field issues. Still only 26 (in September), Smith could position himself for a monster payday with a healthy and focused 2015.
Mar 5 - 7:51 PM

49ers activated OLB Aldon Smith from suspension.

Smith hasn't practiced or played since the preseason, and will likely be on a snap count in his debut. Aaron Lynch is expected to start opposite Ahmad Brooks against the Giants. Smith will provide an upgrade to a 49ers defense that's lost Patrick Willis and Jimmie Ward to injuries. He could make an immediate impact as a situational pass rusher.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 03:24:00 PM

Recently reinstated 49ers OLB Aldon Smith says he's "ready to go."

"My body feels good," Smith said Tuesday. "I'm ready to do my things." Smith also insisted he's a changed man after his series of dangerous and reckless off-the-field behavior. "Honestly time will show. I’m not going to sit here and give you a crazy answer. Time will show." Smith may be on a snap count against the Giants on Sunday, but the 49ers aren't going to wait around reintegrating him along the defensive line.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 05:15:00 PM

49ers OLB Aldon Smith has been reinstated.

The 49ers have a one-week roster exemption they can use on Smith, but he should return for Week 11 against the Giants. Smith hasn't practiced or played since the preseason, so he could be limited initially. Dan Skuta and Aaron Lynch have been filling in for Smith opposite Ahmad Brooks.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 11:20:00 AM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports suspended OLB Aldon Smith failed to complete counseling, which is why his nine-game ban wasn't reduced.

Smith was supposed to complete counseling and community service. He went above and beyond on the community service, but is at odds with the league on the counseling part. It doesn't really matter now, as Smith is eligible to return to the team on Monday and play next week against the Giants.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 10:39:00 AM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports 49ers OLB Aldon Smith's nine-game suspension will not be reduced.

Smith will serve the final game of his ban this week against the Saints, before being eligible to return to the lineup Week 11 against the Giants. Dan Skuta and Aaron Lynch have been filling in nicely for Smith opposite Ahmad Brooks.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 08:54:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the NFL isn't expected to reduce Aldon Smith's nine-game suspension this week.

If the NFL was going to allow Smith to play this week against the Rams, they'd likely inform him today (Wednesday) at the very latest. That's not expected to happen. Rapoport reports "maybe next week" Smith will have one game knocked off his ban, allowing him to return for Week 10 against the Saints.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 11:32:00 AM

49ers OLB Aldon Smith's nine-game suspension could be reduced for good behavior.

As of right now, Smith isn't eligible to return until Week 11 against the Giants. But the league office is considering lowering the ban by one or two games, which surely would infuriate the Rams (Week 9 opponent) and Saints (Week 10). There is a precedent for reducing suspensions, namely in the form of Ben Roethlisberger and Brandon Marshall. The 49ers are on a bye this week.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 08:58:00 AM

NFL suspended 49ers OLB Aldon Smith nine games for violating the league's personal conduct and substance abuse policies.

The 49ers have a Week 8 bye, so Smith won't be available until Week 11. As San Francisco has already lost ILB Navorro Bowman (ACL, MCL) and NT Glenn Dorsey (torn biceps), it's fair to wonder if the team will be forced to play more aggressive offense in Colin Kaepernick's second year as a starter. Smith's ban turned out to be even longer than expected, but it's a fair punishment regardless following Smith's array of off-field transgressions. The 49ers will turn to special teams type Dan Skuta and sophomore Corey Lemonier opposite Ahmad Brooks. It's an enormous downgrade in pass-rush ability.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 04:00:00 PM

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