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Aldon Smith | Linebacker

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/25/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 265
College: Missouri
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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

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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

Appearing on SportsCenter Friday, ESPN's Adam Schefter stated a 6-8 game suspension for 49ers OLB Aldon Smith is "certainly on the table."

Schefter's statement jibes with a Thursday report from CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco. A decision from Roger Goodell is expected soon after he met with Smith this week. The 49ers lost Donte Whitner in free agency, and now face the possibility of missing Smith, Navorro Bowman (knee), and NT Glenn Dorsey for the first half of the season-plus. It's safe to expect a step back from this defense.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 04:24:00 PM

CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reports the 49ers are "bracing" for a 6-8 game suspension for OLB Aldon Smith.

A 6-8 game ban would be a bit longer than expected, as most observers have been anticipating a 4-6 game penalty. Smith was in New York meeting with Roger Goodell on Thursday. Maiocco reports the 49ers "do not know" Goodell's verdict yet, but it does sound like Smith's camp emerged from the meeting under the impression that Smith could miss as much as half the season. Losing Smith for 6-8 games would be an enormous blow to San Francisco's defense.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 11:20:00 PM

49ers OLB Aldon Smith met with commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday.

Now the waiting game begins. Smith is expected to draw a lengthy ban, likely in the range of 4-6 games.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 08:26:00 PM

49ers OLB Aldon Smith is scheduled to meet with commissioner Roger Goodell on Aug. 8.

The pair will have plenty to talk about. Over the past year, Smith has faced felony gun charges, a DUI charge and was arrested for allegedly making a bomb threat at LAX. We're tentatively expecting a 4-6 game suspension.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 07:50:00 AM

49ers OLB Aldon Smith traveled to Los Angeles on Wednesday for a hearing regarding his arrest for allegedly making a bomb threat at LAX airport.

Smith will not face charges for the allegations, and the hearing is simply to close out the case. Smith has also faced felony gun charges and been arrested for DUI over the past year. He figures to be suspended for at least the first four games of 2014.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 03:30:00 PM

49ers OLB Aldon Smith says he's been sober since last September, and that he's in the "best shape" of his life.

"And my mind is probably in the best spot it’s been in," Smith said. "So I’m feeling great." Smith partly credited his great physical shape to his sobriety. It's worth noting that Smith says he's been sober since September, but that his bomb-threat arrest at LAX came in April. He was allegedly drunk. Smith expects to meet with commissioner Roger Goodell "in the near future." He's expected to draw a 4-6 game ban, but it's impossible to know after the league let Ray Rice off easy for domestic violence on Thursday.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 03:45:00 PM

49ers OLB Aldon Smith will fly to New York to meet with Roger Goodell regarding potential league discipline "in the near future."

"It could be as soon as next week," according to ESPN's Bill Williamson. Smith was recently sentenced to 11 days of work release after having felony gun charges reduced to misdemeanors. He was also arrested for DUI in 2013, and a bomb threat at LAX airport this past spring, but got off easy via the court system. The NFL is tentatively expected to suspend Smith 4-6 games.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 10:28:00 PM

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