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Justin Smith Not Worried About 49ers Leadership After His Retirement

After former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Justin Smith finally announced his retirement, the national media pounced on the doom-and-gloom narrative. Smith doesn’t see it that way, however, and he said as much in an interview with 95.7 The Game on Tuesday. Smith pointed to established players already on San Francisco’s roster who will fill the void left by his departure...
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Justin Smith’s Retirement Won’t Doom San Francisco 49ers Defense

The San Francisco 49ers lost a great leader when 14-year veteran Justin Smith retired, but his farewell is in no way the harbinger of doom. General manager Trent Baalke has had his eye on this moment for years and has planned accordingly. Looking at the roster he’s assembled, it’s clear the 49ers are in no trouble at all. That doesn’t fit the national narrative, though. Pundits...
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Justin Smith Steps Away From ‘Young Man’s Game’

It’s all over for Justin Smith. “You know when it’s time,” the San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman explained in a conference call on Monday afternoon to announce his retirement from the NFL. “It’s a young man’s game.” A veteran of 14 seasons and seven with the 49ers, the 35-year-old is not a young man. Smith’s body made sure he knew that. During training camp...
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Former Cincinnati Bengals all-time great decides to call it a career

Defensive lineman and all-time great Justin Smith spent seven years as a member of the Bengals before heading to San Fransisco where he spent another seven years. Most players that reach the NFL dream of the career that Smith was able to sustain for 14 years, which is an incredible feat in itself, but 14 was the magic number for Smith who finally decide it was time to retire. ...
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49ers DE Justin Smith announces he is retiring

Given the way that their offseason has unfolded thus far, this should hardly come as a surprise to San Francisco 49ers fans, but Justin Smith is indeed planning to retire and will announce it today: .@49ers veteran DE Justin Smith is expected to announce his retirement Monday. #NFL #49ers — NBC Sports (@NBCSports) May 18, 2015...
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith shows up on top-10 QB list, seriously

It’s the time of year for rankings, lists, etc. of different positions in the NFL. One of those done recently was of the top-10 quarterbacks in the league and had a very interesting surprise. Alex Smith lands on a top 10 QB list — Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) May 17, 2015 Nice! AROUND COVER32 Five Things: NFL teams that...
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49ers Justin Smith Announces Retirement After 14 Years in the NFL

After months of waiting, San Francisco 49ers fans finally have their answer to the “will Justin Smith retire” question, and it isn’t a happy one. The answer is yes. #49ers DT Justin Smith, a five-time Pro Bowler, will retire from the NFL. #FarewellCowboy — San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) May 18, 2015 “As a football coach...
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49ers DL Justin Smith To Announce 2015 Playing Status Today

The 49ers and veteran DL Justin Smith will announce whether or not he’ll be back for the 2015 season at some point Monday, according to Matt Barrows. 49ers GM Trent Baalke mentioned last week that he expected to have an idea about Smith’s status by the end of the week. However, it appears as though they wanted until early this week. Smith, ... The post 49ers DL Justin...
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Justin Smith to discuss future with San Francisco 49ers

The future of Justin Smith might become clearer this week as he decides whether to return to the San Francisco 49ers for the 2015 season or to hang up the cleats. According to GM Trent Baalke told SiriusXM NFL radio that he is planning on meeting with Smith on Wednesday and Thursday to figure out more about his future. Gone from the 49ers are Patrick Willis, Chris Borland...
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49ers expect clarity from Justin Smith regarding retirement

The San Francisco 49ers could certainly use defensive end and team leader Justin Smith during their 2015 campaign. The team is expected to finally discover if he intends to retire or not later this week, on Wednesday or Thursday. #49ers GM Trent Baalke on Justin Smith: He will be in Wednesday/Thursday & we are going to talk. Hope to have a better answer at that stage. ...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

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