Originally written on Niner Insider  |  Last updated 1/5/12

SAN FRANCISCO - 2009: Justin Smith of the San Francisco 49ers poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in San Francisco, California. (Photo by NFL Photos)
Even iron men need their rest. Consider the case of 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith, who has started 171 straight games dating to 2001 but isn't immune to the rigors of the NFL's 16-game regular season. The indefatigable Smith was invisible during parts of the Niners' final two games,...
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