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OLB Aldon Smith - San Francisco 49ers

6-4, 263Born: 10-30-1989College: MissouriDrafted: Round 1, pick 7

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Smith is expected to miss at least one game due to a suspension to begin the 2014 season. He pleaded no contest to DUI and three felony weapons charges, and his sentencing is scheduled for July 25th. It could be a lengthy ban for Smith, but at this time it's unclear just how many games the league is going to suspended the talented pass-rusher.

Summary

Smith's 2014 outlook = bleak. He has a sentencing date July, 25 after pleading no contest to three felony weapons charges. If he avoids incarceration, some form of suspension by the league office is expected. Smith reached 30 sacks in 27 games, faster than any player in league history (breaking Reggie White's record), but lately he has been in the news for the wrong reasons. He missed more than a month of the 2013 season during a rehab stint after a second DUI, and recently there was a bizarre alleged "joking" bomb threat at LAX airport. Being away from the game might be the best thing for Smith, giving him time to reflect on changes that need to be made in his personal life if he wants to remain with the 49ers and in the NFL long term, and avoid squandering rare athletic gifts and talent. (May 27)

FBG Staff Rankings

OLB Redraft - 63, 45
OLB Dynasty - 55, 46

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2011 SF 16 31 6 14 2 1 0 4 0
2012 SF 16 49 15 19 3 0 1 1 0
2013 SF 11 28 5 7.5 0 0 0 0 0
2014 PROJ-Rudnicki 16 34 * * * * * * *
2014 PROJ-Norton 16 35 * * * * * * *

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Latest News

49ers | Aldon Smith in shape, still learning (Thu Jul 24, 05:28 PM) - San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith said he's in the best shape he's ever been in, referring to both his body and mind. Smith admitted he is still growing and is in a better spot than he has been. Smith could still face league discipline following a fake airport bomb threat, a driving under the influence charge and felony weapons charges.

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49ers | Aldon Smith and Roger Goodell could meet soon (Thu Jul 24, 01:08 AM) - San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith is expected to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in the near future, which likely would lead to a decision on any discipline for Smith.

Our View: Smith is very likely to be suspended for multiple games. The 49ers defense should be without him and Navorro Bowman to start the season, which makes them a less attractive D/ST play and more attractive matchup - at least one to not automatically avoid until the defense is full strength.
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49ers | Aldon Smith will not serve jail time (Fri Jul 18, 09:22 PM) - Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith will not have to serve his ordered 12 days in jail, because he will be allowed to serve his sentence on consecutive once-a-week work days starting July 28. He was given one day of time served. Smith also received three years of probation, 235 hours of community service, a $2,000 fine and a ban on possessing guns or ammunition for three years at part of the sentence.

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49ers | Aldon Smith sentenced (Fri Jul 18, 05:36 PM) - San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith was sentenced to 12 days in jail for vehicle charges Friday, July 18.

Our View: Smith is not actually going to serve any jail time. He can serve the time in a work release program, and he won't miss any playing time. Smith still faces discipline from the NFL for his off-field transgressions.
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49ers | Aldon Smith sentencing rescheduled (Fri Jul 18, 03:16 PM) - San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith's court sentencing is today, Friday, July 18. It was moved up a week ahead of its previously scheduled date.

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2014 Schedule

1@ Dallas Cowboys
2vs Chicago Bears
3@ Arizona Cardinals
4vs Philadelphia Eagles
5vs Kansas City Chiefs
6@ St. Louis Rams
7@ Denver Broncos
8--- BYE WEEK ---
9vs St. Louis Rams
10@ New Orleans Saints
11@ New York Giants
12vs Washington Redskins
13vs Seattle Seahawks
14@ Oakland Raiders
15@ Seattle Seahawks
16vs San Diego Chargers
17vs Arizona Cardinals