49ers are not expected to pick up the fifth-year option on LB Aldon Smith's contract, per league source.
NFL.com "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
CBSSports.com "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
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
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
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
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
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
CSN Bay Area "49ers defensive end Aldon Smith has a March 13 court date set, Deputy District Attorney Brian Buckelew confirmed to CSNBayArea.com. 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
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
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
NFL.com "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
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
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
NFL.com "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
The #49ers have activated LB Aldon Smith from the NFI List.
.@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
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
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
ESPN.com "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
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
Fansided "San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has taken some time away from the team to enter a rehab facility and try to defeat his own personal demons and there was no timetable for his return. However in a recent interview 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke said that the team is hopeful Smith..." October 25
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
With Aldon Smith in rehab and facing felony charges of possession of assault weapons 49ers are not counting on him returning this year.
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
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
NFL.com "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
Sacramento Bee "The 49ers today placed Aldon Smith on the reserve non-football injury list a designation that allows the troubled outside linebacker to seek treatment immediately. Smith was arrested early Friday morning for DUI and marijuana possession after crashing his car into a San Jose front yard. "Aldon..." September 23
#49ers CEO Jed York said Aldon Smith would seek help. Would not play Thursday at St. Louis. No timetable for his return.
Pro Football Talk "We reported during Sunday’s Colts-49ers game that San Francisco linebacker Aldon Smith will be entering rehab sooner than later. Sooner may already be here. Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reports that Smith’s locker at Candlestick Park is “completely empty.” It’s the only empty locker in..." September 22
Pro Football Talk "As the 49ers the NFL and linebacker Aldon Smith try to figure out how to proceed after Smith’s recent DUI arrest the outcome could be something other than a suspension. But it could have the same result. Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that Smith could enter a rehab facility as soon as this..." September 22
CSN Bay Area "All-Pro 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith was back at practice on Friday and coach Jim Harbaugh expects him to play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. “I expect Aldon like today to be back to work and playing on Sunday” Harbaugh said Friday afternoon at the conclusion of the 49ers'..." September 21
49ers OLB Aldon Smith was arrested at 7 a.m. today under suspicion of DUI according to San Jose Police.
Pro Football Talk "One of the most talented pass-rushers in the NFL continues to have problems with all the stuff that isn’t football. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested at 7 a.m. this morning on suspicion of DUI according to the San Jose Police. Smith..." September 20
NBC Bay Area "San Francisco 49ers' All-Pro Linebacker Aldon Smith and his former teammate Delanie Walker are facing another lawsuit. The second lawsuit filed this week in Santa Clara County comes from an attorney for Aaron Reyes who is a friend of Ronndale Esporles the plaintiff in the first lawsuit filed..." September 06
San Jose Mercury News "Only days before the start of the NFL season the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office is leaning toward prosecuting San Francisco 49ers star linebacker Aldon Smith on charges of possessing illegal assault rifles -- charges that carry a range of possible punishments from probation to three..." September 05
Sacramento Bee "Aldon Smith said Wednesday he was not caught off guard by a lawsuit filed by a man who said he was shot at a party at Smith's house last year. In a suit filed Tuesday in Santa Clara County Superior Court Ronndale Esporlas says Smith and former teammate Delanie Walker who is now with the..." September 04
NBC Bay Area "San Francisco 49ers All-Pro linebacker Aldon Smith and his former teammate are named in a lawsuit filed Tuesday by a man who was shot at a party the NFL star hosted last year. Ronndale Esporlas filed the lawsuit in Santa Clara County. The lawsuit claims Smith and former 49ers' tight end Delanie..." September 04
NBC Bay Area "San Francisco 49ers All-Pro linebacker Aldon Smith and his former teammate are named in a lawsuit filed Tuesday by a man who was shot at a party the NFL star hosted last year. Ronndale Esporlas filed the lawsuit in Santa Clara County. The lawsuit claims Smith and former 49ers' tight end Delanie..." September 03
3 months after labrum surgery, #49ers Aldon Smith is doing a "little bit" at the start of OTAs. On sack future: "I've got more plays in me"
CSN Bay Area "Aldon Smith, the 49ers' single-season sack record-holder, underwent recent shoulder surgery, a source confirmed to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area on Friday. The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Smith underwent surgery a few weeks ago to repair a torn labrum. "We don't discuss the particulars..." March 16
Bleeding Green Nation "Since being taken with the #7 overall pick by the 49ers in 2011 NFL draft, DE Aldon Smith has racked up an absurd 33.5 sacks over his first 2 years in the league. By some, he was seen as the "next DeMarcus Ware" when he came out due to his scheme versatility as a 4-3 DE or 3-4 OLB. So now teams..." February 25