49ers OLB Aldon Smith played roughly a dozen defensive snaps in San Francisco's Week 10 loss to Carolina.
49ers OLB Aldon Smith is expected to play 20-25 percent of the defensive snaps in his Week 10 return to the lineup.
Speaking Thursday, 49ers DC Vic Fangio confirmed OLB Aldon Smith will be active for Sunday's game.
Aldon Smith appears capable of playing every snap as soon as this week.
NFL.com's Mike Silver reports 49ers OLB Aldon Smith, who was activated off the reserve/NFI list Thursday, will have to "earn" his role back, and is "no guarantee" to suit up in Week 10.
49ers activated OLB Aldon Smith from the reserve/NFI list.
NBC Bay Area reports 49ers OLB Aldon Smith turned himself into authorities on Tuesday night on felony weapons charges.
Commissioner Roger Goodell says 49ers OLB Aldon Smith's decision to undergo voluntary treatment for alcohol and drug problems will be considered when weighing any potential discipline.
The 49ers plan to meet with OLB Aldon Smith (personal) "in the near future" to determine when he may be ready to rejoin the team.
Coach Jim Harbaugh said OLB Aldon Smith (personal) will re-join the team in the next "couple of weeks."
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the 49ers are not counting on OLB Aldon Smith returning to the team this season.
NBC Bay Area reports 49ers OLB Aldon Smith is facing three felony weapons charges stemming from an alleged shooting that occurred at Smith's house in June 2012.
Speaking Monday, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said Aldon Smith (personal) is doing "very well," but didn't provide a timetable for his return.
NFL Network's Albert Breer reports the 49ers anticipate OLB Aldon Smith (personal) missing "a minimum of five weeks" during his leave of absence to address off-the-field issues.