After signing a two-year extension with the 49ers, Justin Smith expressed his excitement to be able to finish his career in San Francisco on his own terms.
“Usually in the NFL, a chance to go out on your own terms so to speak is, I never dreamed that would happen, so I’m pumped about that,” the 13-year veteran told reporters.
Smith, a co-captain, has been a key figure on San Francisco’s defense since joining the team as a free agent in 2008. Smith is recovering from a triceps injury he sustained last season and says he’ll be back to full strength in plenty of time for next season.
More 49ers headlines can be found in today’s Morning Tailgate.
No matter how long Justin Smith plays, this will be his last contract “for sure.” CSNBayArea.com’s Matt Maiocco has more.
Maiocco also analyzes how Smith’s new deal will impact the salary cap.
NFL.com’s Gregg Rosenthal has information about 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman’s contract extension, which also runs through 2015.
ESPN’s Mike Sando looks at Roman’s accomplishments while at the helm of the 49ers offense.
CLIP OF THE DAY
49ers.com spoke with the 49ers co-captain for this exclusive interview.
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Joe Staley has fun with a display at Westfield Valley Fair Mall, promoting a new 49ers Team Store.
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