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JUSTIN SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Alex Smith on 49ers: “You Knew Some of That Wasn’t Going to Last Forever”

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith was around for the first two years of the team’s three-year long run as one of the top squads in the NFL. After being benched in favor of Colin Kaepernick during San Francisco’s conference championship-winning 2012 season, Smith was then traded to the Kansas City Chiefs the following offseason. In rare public comments about his...
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers DE Justin Smith announces he is retiring

By Tim Weaver Given the way that their offseason has unfolded thus far, this should hardly come as a surprise to San Francisco 49ers fans - Justin Smith is indeed planning to retire. Niners general manager Trent Baalke had a meeting with Smith last week, but apparently he wasn’t able to convince the team’s long-time defensive end and five-time Pro Bowler to stick around. Smith...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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 NFL.com 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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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers’ Justin Smith Will Decide “In About Three Weeks” Whether He’ll Play in 2014

The San Francisco 49ers have been dedicated to giving defensive lineman Justin Smith all the time he needs to make a decision about whether he will return for an eighth, and likely final, season with the team. Now, Smith has said there is a timetable for his decision, telling Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee on Monday that “You’ll know in about three weeks or so,” whether...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers insider believes Justin Smith will come back for one more year

When we last heard about San Francisco 49ers defensive end Justin Smith’s impending retirement, everybody was trying to convince him to stick around for one more year. Even his wife. Now it sounds like all those voices may have gotten through to Smith… AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: Ranking teams from 1-32 based on who needs a good draft Bold Predictions: Ten things that will...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Even Justin Smith’s wife wants him to come back to the San Francisco 49ers

After playing in 221 career regular season games, Justin Smith has nothing left to prove in his NFL career and he doesn’t owe anybody anything. That won’t stop San Francisco 49ers fans from begging him to stick around one more year… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: The 10 best free agents still on the market QB Rankings: Every signal caller ranked from 1-32 based on marketability...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers’ Justin Smith named top-10 underrated player in the NFL

Last week, I provided my annual list of the 10 most overrated players in the NFL. As expected, it caused an uproar, mostly from people who can’t take off their team-colored glasses and deal with the truth. For a good time, read the “Comments” section below the article; it’s pure gold and classic examples of denial. In the spirit of showing that it’s not all negative on...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers DT Justin Smith named top-5 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers’ heir to Justin Smith may be in deep ’14 DE draft class

With all the changes the 49ers are making to their secondary, they will likely work from front to back if they plan to bolster their defense with the draft in May. San Francisco has almost completely overhauled its defensive backfield from 2013. The lone returning starter is free safety Eric Reid, who’s entering his second NFL season. The team cut ties with cornerbacks Carlos Rogers...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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