Aldon Smith RUMORS & NEWS

  • Smith and Smith: One 49er's decision greatly impacts another

    CSN Bay Area "Defensive lineman Justin Smith’s future with the 49ers remains in question. And his decision for this season could have a dramatic impact on outside linebacker Aldon Smith, who is scheduled to enter his fifth-year option season. After all, Justin Smith deserves some credit for Aldon Smith’s..." February 13

  • Aldon Smith reacts to possibility Justin Smith will retire

    CSN Bay Area "Defensive end Justin Smith remains undecided on his future, so the 49ers’ final two games could be the last of his NFL career. Smith recently said he would decide after the season whether he would attempt to play his 15th NFL season. But many players in the 49ers’ locker room believe it is a..." December 18

  • 49ers officially activate Aldon Smith after 9-game suspension

    The Score "The San Francisco 49ers officially activated linebacker Aldon Smith to the 53-man roster Saturday. Smith was serving a nine-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct and substance abuse policies." November 16

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    Cam Inman @CamInman

    #49ers #1 pick Jimmie Ward placed on IR (foot). He played throughout win at Saints. Rookie totals 0 INT, 2 PD. Aldon Smith fills roster spot

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Source says Aldon Smith nine-game suspension won't be reduced, so he's out Sunday vs Saints

  • Aldon Smith not likely to return to 49ers this week "Coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday the NFL had yet to notify the San Francisco 49ers about whether Aldon Smith will be reinstated early from his nine-game suspension for violations of the league's policies on substance abuse and personal conduct. Despite ongoing speculation that Smith would indeed..." November 04

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Don't expect an announcement on a reduced suspension for #49ers LB Aldon Smith today, diminishing chances of playing Sun. Maybe next week

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    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    49ers expect to hear today whether NFL will reinstate Aldon Smith for this week. If so, he’ll be matched against fill-in Rams left tackle.

  • Aldon Smith's suspension could be reduced from 9 games

    SB Nation "Aldon Smith could have his nine-game NFL suspension reduced by "a game or two," according to Pro Football Talk, in a report that was confirmed by ESPN. Smith is currently sitting due to multiple violations of the league's personal conduct policy. His reduced suspension would be the result of good..." October 21

  • Aldon Smith expected back before Bowman

    CSN Bay Area "All-Pro inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman is eligible to return to the 49ers' practice field next week, but it appears to be a near-certainty that Aldon Smith will be beat him back into the lineup. Smith is serving a nine-game suspension for violations of the NFL’s policies on substance abuse..." October 07

  • Aldon Smith dominating with suspension looming

    San Francisco Chronicle "At the moment, for the 49ers, the news is a bit bittersweet: Aldon Smith has never been better. At least that’s the word coming from those who have seen the 49ers All-Pro outside linebacker in training camp. Jim Harbaugh said Smith has “taken his game to the highest level” and 49ers left..." August 13

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    49ers LB Aldon Smith, facing a significant suspension, is scheduled to meet with Roger Goodell in NY next Friday, Aug. 8, per NFL source.

  • Aldon Smith gets 12 days in jail on DUI charge

    Pro Football Talk "49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has not avoided jail time. But he has gotten the closest thing possible to no jail time. According to Tracy Kaplan of the San Jose Mercury News, a judge has sentenced 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith to 12 days in jail on gun and DUI charges. He gets credit for one..." July 19

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    Cam Inman @CamInman

    BREAKING: #49ers Aldon Smith court sentencing taking place today at 1:30. Bumped up a week. Follow @tkaplanreport for details

  • Harbaugh: Aldon Smith made promises, 49ers need to make changes 'at the top'

    CSN Bay Area "Linebacker Aldon Smith has made unspecified promises to the 49ers, coach Jim Harbaugh said Friday morning on a radio appearance. And Harbaugh suggested the 49ers can make some changes high in the organization to better help players who experience off-field problems. “I want you to know where..." May 30

  • Aldon Smith pleads no contest to charges; sentencing in July

    Sacramento Bee "Aldon Smith on Wednesday pleaded no contest to the three weapons charges and one count of misdemeanor DUI in Santa Clara Superior Court. The 49ers' linebacker must appear again on July 25 when he will be sentenced. The 49ers are expected to report for training camp earlier that week. The case..." May 22

  • 49ers pick up fifth-year option on LB Aldon Smith

    CBS Sports "The 49ers exercised the fifth-year option on linebacker Aldon Smith on Friday, the team announced. It's worth $9.75 million in 2015. The decision comes hours before the midnight deadline for a team to pick up the option, and several weeks after Smith was arrested at Los Angeles International..." May 03

  • Aldon Smith among 12 whose fifth-year option hasn't been exercised

    CSN Bay Area "Outside linebacker Aldon Smith is one of just 12 players from the first round of the 2011 draft class who has yet to have his fifth-year option exercised. Smith, the 49ers’ selection at No. 7 overall, is by far the most accomplished player in that group of players. Smith's off-field issues are..." May 02

  • 49ers face tough decision on Aldon Smith

    Sacramento Bee "The 49ers likely will have to decide whether to retain troubled linebacker Aldon Smith for a fifth season without a resolution in the DUI and gun-possession charges he is facing. The district attorney’s office and Smith’s defense team did not reach a plea deal – something the 49ers thought was..." April 30

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    Christian Gin @Christian_Gin

    What we're hearing from Trent Baalke is support for Aldon Smith, hoping to have him longterm, but we'll see. #49ers

  • 49ers' Smith won't face felony in airport case

    ESPN "The Los Angeles County district attorney's office has referred Aldon Smith's airport arrest earlier this month to the Los Angeles city attorney's office for misdemeanor consideration. The San Francisco 49ers' star pass-rusher was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on April 13 for..." April 25

  • Aldon Smith takes part in 49ers' offseason workouts

    CSN Bay Area "Outside linebacker Aldon Smith, who faces an uncertain future with the 49ers after his latest off-the-field incident, participated in the first day of the team’s voluntary offseason program on Monday in Santa Clara. Smith’s appearance at the 49ers’ offseason program is notable because of..." April 23

  • Aldon Smith should get tough love instead of contract extension

    Sacramento Bee "Ask any NFL agent or salary cap guru and he’ll tell you that picking up the fifth-year option on Aldon Smith’s contract is the prudent, no-brainer move for the 49ers. The Rams are doing that with their pass-rush specialist, Robert Quinn, and the Texans exercised the option with defensive..." April 21

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    49ers are not expected to pick up the fifth-year option on LB Aldon Smith's contract, per league source.

  • Suspension likely for San Francisco 49ers' Aldon Smith "Aldon Smith's future remains unclear one week after a bizarre airport arrest in Los Angeles. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday on "NFL Total Access" that the 49ers do not plan to cut Smith, who has $3 million in guaranteed salary next season. That doesn't come close to solving..." April 18

  • Report: Aldon Smith may not play for 49ers in 2014

    CBS Sports "It's hard to deny Aldon Smith's talent -- the 2011 first-round pick has 42 sacks in 43 games -- but the 49ers have grown weary of the ever-growing list of off-field incidents. The latest came last Sunday when the linebacker was arrested and charged with a false report of a bomb threat. He also has..." April 16

  • Report: 49ers embattled Aldon Smith's roster spot in danger

    San Jose Mercury News "* NFL source: Chris Culliver was with Aldon Smith in the Southwest terminal on Sunday, same flight, but was not involved in any of the trouble. Culliver is not presumed to have been spending time with Smith in LA. It’s possible Culliver just happened to be there and was flying back on same..." April 15

  • Aldon Smith released from LAPD jail on $20,000 bail

    San Jose Mercury News "Linebacker Aldon Smith has been released from a Los Angeles jail after posting $20,000 bail, shortly after being charged with making a false bomb threat earlier Sunday afternoon at LAX. A Los Angeles police spokesman said although it was observed Smith may have been drinking prior to the..." April 14

  • Aldon Smith arrested for making bomb threat at LAX

    San Francisco Chronicle "Niners linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport after claiming he had a bomb during a security screening, airport police said. Smith, 24, made the threat after he was randomly selected for a second screening at about 2 p.m. as he went through the..." April 14

  • Instead of extension, 49ers could take the fifth with Aldon Smith

    San Francisco Gate "Since they became an official NFL statistic in 1982, 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith has averaged the most sacks per game (0.98) of any player. In addition, despite coming off the bench in 2011 and missing five games for a stint in rehab in 2013, his 42 sacks after his first three seasons..." January 29

  • Aldon Smith back to being a force for 49ers

    USA Today "While the San Francisco 49ers' offense waited this season for wide receiver Michael Crabtree to become fully healthy after a torn Achilles, the 49ers' defense kept an eye out for outside linebacker Aldon Smith's return as a pass-rushing force. Despite Smith's modest sack total lately, the 49ers..." January 19

  • Court date set for 49ers' Aldon Smith

    CSN Bay Area "49ers defensive end Aldon Smith has a March 13 court date set, Deputy District Attorney Brian Buckelew confirmed to Smith was not present on Wednesday for a combination hearing at the Santa Clara County Superior Court that joined his June 2012 weapons charges with his DUI case..." January 16

  • Aldon Smith questionable to return with cramps

    Pro Football Talk "As the 49ers try to advance to a divisional-round date with the Panthers, one of their top pass rushers isn’t playing. According to Erin Andrews of FOX, linebacker Aldon Smith is questionable to return to the game with cramps. Cramps typically happen during games played in very warm weather...." January 05

  • 49ers Aldon Smith Pleads Not Guilty to Weapons Charges

    NBC Bay Area "San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has pleaded not guilty to three felony counts of possessing an illegal assault weapon. Dressed in a suit, gingham shirt and white suede shoes, Smith appeared in Santa Clara County Superior Court in San Jose Tuesday afternoon accompanied by defense..." November 13

  • Aldon Smith to have limited role for 49ers vs. Panthers "When the San Francisco 49ers activated All-Pro linebacker Aldon Smith from the non-football injury list a week ago, it wasn't clear if he would play in Week 10. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport confirmed on Friday's edition of NFL Network's "Around the League Primetime" that Smith will indeed..." November 09

  • Fangio: Conditioning to determine how much Smith plays

    CSN Bay Area "All-Pro outside linebacker Aldon Smith figures to see a lot of playing time Sunday against the Carolina Panthers in his return after a five-game absence. Smith routinely played every defensive snap for the 49ers before taking a voluntary leave of absence Sept. 23 to seek treatment for substance..." November 08

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    San Francisco 49ers @49ers

    Vic Fangio on Aldon Smith's role this Sunday: "I'm sure he'll play some." #49ers #CARvsSF

  • Aldon Smith: 'It was good for me to get away'

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers received an injection of talent on the practice field this week that included a 1,000-yard receiver and a pass-rusher who amassed 19.5 sacks last season. All-Pro outside linebacker Aldon Smith is back with the 49ers after missing five games while seeking treatment for substance..." November 06

  • Aldon Smith: Every day 'a step closer' to 49ers return "Aldon Smith met with the media Tuesday for the first time since leaving the San Francisco 49ers for an out-of-state rehabilitation clinic in September. He said the time away allowed him to clear his head. "It's been a process since I left," Smith said, according to the Niners' official website...." November 06

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    San Francisco 49ers @49ers

    The #49ers have activated LB Aldon Smith from the NFI List.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    .@MikeSilver reported on Aldon Smith: He'll have to earn his role back. No guarantee he'll play next week. Earliest he practices is Tuesday

  • 49ers' Aldon Smith Turns Himself In

    NBC Bay Area "San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith surrendered to authorities Tuesday night and then almost immediately posted bail, according to a source close to the case. Smith is now scheduled to appear in court to face felony weapons charges on Nov. 12 and on Nov. 19 to face misdemeanor DUI and..." October 31

  • No timetable for 49ers Aldon Smith’s return

    Pro Football Talk "In recent days, multiple things have been said about 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith. G.M. Trent Baalke has said that he’s “hopeful” Smith could return after the Week Nine bye. Commissioner Roger Goodell has said that Smith’s decision to enter rehab will be regarded as a positive factor when the..." October 28

  • NFL supportive of Aldon Smith rehab

    ESPN "Aldon Smith's decision to seek alcohol treatment could work in his favor when the NFL decides whether to suspend him for his off-the-field issues. Speaking to reporters after a forum for European fans, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that Smith's treatment will be considered when weighing..." October 26

  • 49ers await decision on Aldon Smith contract extension

    San Jose Mercury News "The 49ers are considering deals to extend the contracts of several young players, and that includes troubled linebacker Aldon Smith, general manager Trent Baalke said Friday. "That's the ultimate goal," Baalke said. "At the same time, like every player, there's a lot of things that go into a..." October 25

  • Harbaugh: Aldon Smith might be back "in a couple of weeks"

    Sacramento Bee "Jim Harbaugh said today the hope among the 49ers is that Aldon Smith who is currently in an in-patient treatment program will re-join the team in the next "couple of weeks." That could mean that Smith who left the team after its Week 3 loss to the Colts would be back some time during the team's..." October 21

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    With Aldon Smith in rehab and facing felony charges of possession of assault weapons 49ers are not counting on him returning this year.

  • 49ers' Aldon Smith Faces Felony Weapons Charges

    NBC Bay Area "Sources told the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit the Santa Clara County District Attorney has filed three felony charges of possession of assault weapons against 49ers All-Pro linebacker Aldon Smith. The charges stem from a 2012 house party hosted by Smith where he was stabbed and two others were..." October 10

  • Anti-DUI crusader Delanie Walker comments on Aldon Smith incident

    Sacramento Bee "Delanie Walker who lost an aunt and uncle to an alleged drunk driver hours after the Super Bowl has become a crusader against DUIs particularly when it comes to his fellow NFL players. "It starts with us. It starts with the NFL" the tight end told The Bee in May. "We need to lead by example. And..." September 25

  • Aldon Smith checks into rehab, could miss a month "NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that Aldon Smith would be placed on the non-football injury list as soon as the San Francisco 49ers linebacker registered at a treatment facility. The 49ers made the transaction official Monday. A team source confirmed to Rapoport that Smith has..." September 24

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