Smith's contract includes $13 million in guaranteed money. He led the Raiders with 103 tackles last season, and added an interception and two forced fumbles. The seventh-year linebacker has had some problems in pass coverage, but will still be a major boost to a run defense that was atrocious in 2016. The 49ers surrendered a whopping 165.9 rushing yards per game last season, good for dead last in the NFL.
Smith (hamstring) is questionable to return to Saturday's wild-card game in Houston.
The Raiders' leading tackler on the season with 103, Smith also notched two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and one interception across 15 outings. If he's unable to take the field again Saturday, Daren Bates is the likely candidate to fill in at weak-side linebacker.
Smith (hamstring) is active for Saturday's tilt against the Texans.
Smith was limited in practice all week but was never expected to miss Saturday's game after he played through his hamstring in Week 17. He'll be expected to start at linebacker alongside Perry Riley and Bruce Irving.
Smith (hamstring) racked up a season-high 12 tackles (nine solo) in Sunday's regular season finale against the Broncos.
Smith hit the double-digit tackle mark for just the second time this season, and finished his 2016 campaign with 103 tackles, three passes defensed, one interception, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery in 15 games. He'll look to ride his recent momentum into the playoffs as he'll continue to start at outside linebacker before becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2017.
Smith has been dealing with a quadriceps injury throughout the season, but will gut it out and play in Week 15. He likely will play weakside linebacker for the
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