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MT: Reaction to Justin Smith Extension

Posted by Scott Kegley on June 20, 2013 – 1:21 PM

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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.

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49ers.com spoke with the 49ers co-captain for this exclusive interview.

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9 Responses to “MT: Reaction to Justin Smith Extension”

  1. By vic duffany on Jun 20, 2013 | Reply

    I truly believe that as great as the rest of the defense is, Justin Smith is THE cornerstone, as evidenced last year in his short absence

  2. By HardHitter_52 on Jun 20, 2013 | Reply

    I agree BIG COUNTRY is the key…but also note the Niners staff are aware a major replacement is in order……GO NINERS

  3. By pain42 on Jun 20, 2013 | Reply

    Aldon Smith was probably the happiest 9er with the signing.

  4. By Dan Oremus on Jun 21, 2013 | Reply

    Good show. Big Country is a terrific player. Two years is fine. 49ers jjust need to be tougher and the number 1 LINE BACKER needs to play better. Seems his mate makes most of the tackles now. GO 9ERS! Use to live in SANTA CLARA and FREMONT. Now, that I live in Puerto Villarta, Mexico they open the stadium next to Great America! Geesh! Go back to RC OWENS day and the “ALLEY OOP”.

  5. By jt on Jun 22, 2013 | Reply

    exciting to have this guy stick around. hope his ‘own terms’ include winning a superbowl this year, next year, and in 2015 at home. i think history is in the making for the big guy

  6. By Kyle on Jun 24, 2013 | Reply

    Justin Smith’s nickname is “Cowboy” not “Big Country”. And you call yourselves Niner fans?

  7. By Peter on Jun 25, 2013 | Reply

    @ Kyle, as a die hard Niner fan I don’t like anything related to the most hated team ( the Cowboys ) Big Country sounds better than ” Cowboy ” but I agree that is his nickname, unfortunately.

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  9. By Polamalu on Jun 27, 2013 | Reply

    A two-year contract is enough for a 34 years guy.

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