IRMalcolm Smith
LB SF (11)
4 months ago

Smith (torn pectoral) was placed on IR Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The move to IR allows to 49ers flexibility to add another linebacker. Smith is still expected to miss the entire 2017 season, but is technically eligible to return after Week 8 if his recovery goes faster than anticipated.

IRMalcolm Smith
LB SF (11)
4 months ago

Smith suffered a torn pectoral and is expected to miss the entire season, ESPN.com's Nick Wagoner reports.

EDGE Analysis

Signed to a five-year, $26.5 million contract this offseason, Smith had been taking first-team reps at weakside linebacker ahead of first-round rookie Reuben Foster. The 49ers wanted to ease Foster into action after he was limited during the offseason program while recovering from shoulder surgery, but Smith's expected absence could change the rookie's timeline for taking on a lead role. Ray-Ray Armstrong replaced Smith at Saturday's practice and could also take on some of the vacated snaps.

IRMalcolm Smith
LB SF (11)
4 months ago

Smith exited Saturday's practice with an apparent left forearm injury, USA Today's Chris Biderman reports.

EDGE Analysis

When asked if the injury could be long term, head coach Kyle Shanahan said "possibly," according to Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee. While there's still hope this may not be anything serious, Smith realistically appears set to miss some time. Look for Ray-Ray Armstrong to take his place in the starting lineup until further notice.

IRMalcolm Smith
LB SF (11)
8 months ago

Smith is expected to sign a five-year, $26.5 million contract with the 49ers on Thursday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith led the Raiders with 103 tackles last season, and added an interception and two forced fumbles. The seventh-year linebacker has had some problems in pass coverage, but will still be a major boost to a run defense that was atrocious in 2016. The 49ers surrendered a whopping 165.9 rushing yards per game last season, good for dead last in the NFL.

IRMalcolm Smith
LB SF (11)
10 months ago

Smith (hamstring) is questionable to return to Saturday's wild-card game in Houston.

EDGE Analysis

The Raiders' leading tackler on the season with 103, Smith also notched two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and one interception across 15 outings. If he's unable to take the field again Saturday, Daren Bates is the likely candidate to fill in at weak-side linebacker.

IRMalcolm Smith
LB SF (11)
10 months ago

Smith (hamstring) is active for Saturday's tilt against the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

Smith was limited in practice all week but was never expected to miss Saturday's game after he played through his hamstring in Week 17. He'll be expected to start at linebacker alongside Perry Riley and Bruce Irving.

IRMalcolm Smith
LB SF (11)
11 months ago

Smith (hamstring) racked up a season-high 12 tackles (nine solo) in Sunday's regular season finale against the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

Smith hit the double-digit tackle mark for just the second time this season, and finished his 2016 campaign with 103 tackles, three passes defensed, one interception, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery in 15 games. He'll look to ride his recent momentum into the playoffs as he'll continue to start at outside linebacker before becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2017.

IRMalcolm Smith
LB SF (11)
11 months ago

Smith (hamstring) is active for Saturday's game against the Colts.

EDGE Analysis

After being limited throughout the week with a hamstring injury, Smith will take the field for Saturday's tilt. He figures to remain the starting weakside linebacker for the Raiders as they take on an explosive Colts offense.

IRMalcolm Smith
LB SF (11)
11 months ago

Smith (quadriceps) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

Smith has been dealing with a quadriceps injury throughout the season, but will gut it out and play in Week 15. He will likely play weakside linebacker for the Raiders.

IRMalcolm Smith
LB SF (11)
1 year ago

Smith (quadriceps) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

Smith should assume his normal position as the Raiders' starting weakside linebacker.