Justin Smith DL SF 18 Days

Smith recorded three tackles (two solo) and forced a fumble in Sunday's win over the Chiefs.

The one they call "the cowboy" was a disruptive force yet again. The forced fumble was his first turnover created this season, and it compliments his 16 tackles and three sacks on the year. He continues to be a productive defensive lineman despite his rising age.

Justin Smith DL SF 1 Month

Smith (non-injury) is active for Sunday's game against Arizona.

Smith is off to a solid start in IDP formats, with eight tackles and three sacks in two games to date.

Justin Smith DL SF 1 Month

Smith (non-injury) is probable for Sunday's game against Arizona.

The Arizona offensive line is vulnerable and Smith is off to a strong start this year, making him look like a strong on-paper IDP start.

Justin Smith DL SF 1 Month

Smith (non-injury) was given the day off Wednesday to simply rest, and not because of an injury, CSN Bay Area reports.

The report indicates that coach Jim Harbaugh will likely give the veteran lineman Wednesdays off for the remainder of the season in an effort to keep him fresh. The 14-year veteran has nothing to prove in practice, and the team's main concern is keeping him healthy and recharged for Sundays.

Justin Smith DL SF 1 Month

Smith (non-injury) is active for Sunday's game against the Bears.

As expected, Smith is out there Sunday, on the heels of a Week 1 effort in which he recorded six tackles and two sacks for his IDP owners.

Justin Smith DL SF 1 Month

Smith (non-injury) is probable for Sunday's game against Chicago.

Smith is at or near full strength, so his IDP owners don't need to factor his health into the decision of whether to utilize him this week.

Justin Smith DL SF 2 Months

Smith (shoulder) returned to the practice field Wednesday, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports.

Smith was assumed to be healthy, but he had missed the 49ers' first preseason game last week and was absent from training camp. His return Wednesday indicates that he is ready to go and should be available for Sunday's game. Smith will resume his role as the team's starting right defensive end.

Justin Smith DL SF 3 Months

49ers RE Justin Smith revealed he had offseason shoulder surgery.

Smith says he suffered shoulder damage in last year's training camp, but played through it and had it repaired over winter. Entering his 14th season, Smith said he's now taking his career one year at a time. He's missed just three games.

Justin Smith DL SF 4 Months

49ers RE Justin Smith is recovering from an offseason "procedure," but should be ready for training camp.

Smith is coming off yet a terrific season and is entering his age-35 season. After seeing his snaps reduced in 2013 in an effort to keep him fresher, Smith's play-count total could dip again in 2014 with DL Tank Carradine healthy and added to the mix. Smith has missed just three games in his 13-year career.

Justin Smith DL SF 9 Months

Justin Smith's played on 780-of-1064 snaps (73.3 percent) in 2013.