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Posted: 8/29/2014 4:53pm ET
Huddle Up: This is about what most had been expecting for the player who has totaled the second-most sacks in the league since 2011, although the Niners would've preferred the decision a little sooner. In any case, it looks like San Fran is going to have to make do without their leading 2013 sacker (Smith) and top 2013 tackles leader (NaVorro Bowman) for the first half of the season.
Posted: 7/31/2014 4:58pm ET
Huddle Up: The Niners -- and owners in fantasy IDP leagues -- need some clarity on the suspension with fellow LB NaVorro Bowman expected to miss the first half of the season recovering from knee surgery.
Posted: 6/26/2014 8:26pm ET
Huddle Up: Definitely look for the commish to mete out some punishment, likely of the 2-4 game-ban variety.
Posted: 5/13/2014 5:55pm ET
Huddle Up: This means an extra week or so of legal drama for the Niners and their troubled LB.
Posted: 5/1/2014 11:49pm ET
Huddle Up: Smith and his off-field issues have made things anything but easy on the Niners, but the LB is a rare pass-rushing talent (42 sacks in 43 career games) who can be expected to be given every possible opportunity to stick around.
Posted: 4/24/2014 7:32pm ET
Huddle Up: Well, it's one positive development for the troubled Smith, but other hurdles still await.
Posted: 4/18/2014 1:45pm ET
Huddle Up: Smith's off-the-field issues have likely punched his ticket out of San Francisco.
Posted: 4/17/2014 10:32pm ET
Huddle Up: The Niners are in a tough position with Smith, but his continuing legal issues may wind up making the decision for them.
Posted: 4/14/2014 10:47am ET
Huddle Up: Smith has already run afoul of the league's substance abuse policy, so if this incident turns out to be a relapse he could be looking at a more extended league-mandated vacation. And with the 49ers needing to make a decision on an option year for Smith prior to the upcoming draft, they'll need to thoroughly investigate the situation sooner rather than later.
Posted: 4/13/2014 10:39pm ET
Huddle Up: Another month, another off-field incident for the talented (42 sacks in 43 career games) but obviously troubled Smith, who spent some team-mandated time on the reserve non-football injury list last season to get things together after his second DUI arrest. However, his continuing legal problems might soon take those decisions out of the Niners' and NFL's hands.
Posted: 1/5/2014 10:47pm ET
Huddle Up: Smith was one of the defensive standouts for the Niners, notching 6 total tackles, 1.5 sacks and 2 QB hits in helping limit Aaron Rodgers to a career playoff-low 177 passing yards.
Posted: 11/6/2013 12:39am ET
Huddle Up: The Niners won all 5 games during Smith's absence, but expect the LB's return sooner rather than later with there being no such thing as having too many pass rushers.
Posted: 10/9/2013 3:59pm ET
Huddle Up: It looks like Smith might be out for longer than a rehab stint at this rate. If you were counting on his return in IDP leagues, it might be time to make alternate plans.
Posted: 9/24/2013 10:46pm ET
Huddle Up: Bottom line: Don't expect Smith back until sometime in Nov., and right now, the likely date is Nov. 10 following the team's Week 9 bye.
Posted: 9/23/2013 7:49pm ET
Huddle Up: This is more bad news for the defending NFC champs who already are off to a 1-2 start. San Fran is tied for 18th in the league with 7 sacks, and Smith has half of them. Still, with multiple arrests and incidents now on his record, the talented LB obviously needs some time to get right.
Posted: 9/22/2013 8:24pm ET
Huddle Up: Why he was even playing on Sunday is beyond us. If you had him on your IDP team, time to find an alternative.
Posted: 9/20/2013 5:29pm ET
Huddle Up: Smith, who has an NFL-leading 37 sacks since the start of the 2011 season, was involved in a single-car crash early Friday with no injuries. He later reportedly was practicing Friday with the Niners, but this incident could put him at risk of a conduct suspension as this isn't the first time Smith has faced DUI charges.
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