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94 Justin Smith DE

San Francisco 49ers

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43%22%
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16435.0002

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49ers prepared to move on if Justin Smith retires
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

With 49ers defensive lineman Justin Smith contemplating retirement, coach Jim Tomsula said the team has enough depth along the defensive line to alleviate the potential loss, reports the Bay Area News Group.

"For four years, you see the d-linemen we've brought in. We've been making preparations," Tomsula said. "This isn't a 'this year' thing for us. We've been making preparations. The guy gets to 12 years in the NFL and he's at about a 92-percent rep count playing defensive line, you better start making preparations. So that started a while ago."

Tomsula added that he will not rush Smith into a decision.

"The guy's played a lot of football, right? He's obviously near and dear to my heart," Tomsula said. "I'm not going there. He can go do his thing with his family. We'll get to it. We will.”

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Jim Tomsula: Justin Smith hasn't told 49ers if he's retiring yet
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

49ers coach Jim Tomsula said defensive lineman Justin Smith hasn't informed the organization as to whether he's retiring or not, according to CSN Bay Area. 

Tomsula said he spoke with Smith last week and the topic of retirement wasn't discussed. 

“[It’s] exactly where it’s been. Same place," Tomsula said. "I have nothing to report. Yeah, we’ve talked. He’s working out, but no decisions have been made either way.”

The 49ers have already had two players surprisingly retire this offseason. Veteran linebacker Patrick Willis announced his retirement due to his toe injury and linebacker Chris Borland, coming off his rookie season, decided to retire due to concerns about head injuries in the sport. 

Smith is a 14-year veteran and retirement wouldn't be seen as a surprise. Tomsula said he wont try to sway Smith one way or the other. 

“I haven’t said anything to him in that sense,” Tomsula said.

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Report: 49ers open to in-season return for Justin Smith
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The 49ers are open to defensive lineman Justin Smith returning to the team during the 2015 season, CSNBayArea.com reports.

A report Monday said that Smith was set to retire, but he apparently has yet to definitively choose a course and wants to do eveything he can to help the 49ers. The team will explore different options to keep Smith fresh for a late-season run, including placing him on an injury list at the beginning of camp and allowing him to begin the regular-season on the reserve list, making him ineligible to play in the first six weeks.

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Report: 49ers' Justin Smith set to retire
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

49ers defensive end Justin Smith is set to retire from football, Pro Football Talk reports.

Coach Jim Tomsula said in Feburary that the team would give Smith the space to make his own decision about whether to play in 2015. The defensive end recorded 43 tackles and five sacks last season and will finish his 14-year career with 87 sacks.

The 49ers are set to lose two key defensive pieces this offseason, as linebacker Patrick Willis is expected to announce his retirement Tuesday.

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Niners coach giving Justin Smith space to make his own decision
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

49ers coach Jim Tomsula isn't going to pitch defensive end Justin Smith to come back to the team in 2015. Instead, he's going to let Smith figure it out for himself, according to the team's website.

"You know the level of respect I have for him, and he has earned the right to make the decision on his own terms," Tomsula said. "I told him that I will not try to talk him into anything or out of anything. I really do try to stay neutral on that, I really do."

Smith is a 14-year veteran who is mulling retirement. He finished the 2014 season with 43 tackles, five sacks and recovered two fumbles.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2001Cincinnati Bengals155341.0128.522814.02105
2002Cincinnati Bengals165947.0126.5000.0002
2003Cincinnati Bengals166041.0195000.0003
2004Cincinnati Bengals167041.0298000.0002
2005Cincinnati Bengals166545.0206000.0002
2006Cincinnati Bengals168150.0317.5000.0003
2007Cincinnati Bengals167849.0292000.0003
2008San Francisco 49ers167350.0237100.0003
2009San Francisco 49ers165540.0156000.0001
2010San Francisco 49ers167057.0138.5000.0001
2011San Francisco 49ers165845.0137.5000.0002
2012San Francisco 49ers146647.0193000.0002
2013San Francisco 49ers164932.0176.5000.0000
2014San Francisco 49ers164328.0155000.0000
TOTAL221880613.0267873289.321029
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2001Cincinnati Bengals1500000000
2002Cincinnati Bengals1600200000
2003Cincinnati Bengals1600100000
2004Cincinnati Bengals1600202020
2005Cincinnati Bengals1600101010
2006Cincinnati Bengals1600102020
2007Cincinnati Bengals1600000000
2008San Francisco 49ers1600100000
2009San Francisco 49ers1600202020
2010San Francisco 49ers1600100000
2011San Francisco 49ers1600301010
2012San Francisco 49ers1400001010
2013San Francisco 49ers1600100000
2014San Francisco 49ers1600201010
TOTAL22100170100100
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/285
Birthdate:
9/30/1979
Age:
35
Hometown:
Jefferson City, MO, USA
School:
Missouri
NFL Experience:
15
Awards:
2016 Super Bowl
Super Bowl
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2016 Super Bowl
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