Smith (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Smith is still looking to make his debut with the 49ers. His hamstring injury was sustained in the preseason opener and has lingered ever since. Because these issues can be tricky, Smith will likely be limited to some degree if he does suit up. He's notched 225 tackles, four sacks, nine pass breakups and two interceptions over the last two seasons with the Raiders,
Smith (hamstring) is a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
It wouldn't be a surprise if 49ers coaches are simply taking it easy on Smith as the linebacker continues to bounce back from a nagging hamstring injury Smith's dealt with for most of the preseason. Regardless, there doesn't yet seem to be any concern over the linebacker's availability for Sunday's season opener in Minnesota.
Smith (hamstring) is unlikely to play in the 49ers' second preseason game next Saturday, but he is being considered week-to-week with a chance to play in the following contest, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Smith was one of several 49ers' players to go down in Thursday's preseason opener, but it sounds like he avoided serious injury. The veteran is looking to make an impact this season after missing the entire 2017 campaign with a torn pectoral muscle. Assuming he stays healthy, Smith has a chance to open the year as an impact IDP option with Reuben Foster slated to miss the first two weeks with a suspension.
Smith injured his hamstring and is questionable to return to Thursday's preseason opener against the Cowboys.
The veteran's day is likely done, as there's no reason to rush Smith back on the field for a preseason game. Korey Toomer and Elijah Lee will likely split time at weakside linebacker for the rest of the game.
|4||9/30/18||@ LAC||4:25 pm|
|6||10/15/18||@ GB||8:15 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ SEA||8:20 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
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|2018||San Francisco 49ers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2018||San Francisco 49ers||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||---|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|