Suspended Aldon Smith attends first 49ers meeting

Suspended Aldon Smith attends first 49ers meeting
August 30, 2014, 3:45 pm
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Aldon Smith has accumulated 42.0 career sacks in 43 games played. (USATSI)

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Suspended 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith attended the first team meeting Saturday after the club’s initial cuts to reach the 53-man player limit, coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed.

During his suspension, Smith will be able to attend meetings and team activities but will not be allowed to attend games, a source said.

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When asked about the rules the 49ers must follow during Smith’s nine-game suspension, Harbaugh said, “I am still learning that myself.”

Harbaugh declined to comment on whether the 49ers were prepared for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s ruling. Smith was suspended for nine games without pay for violations of the league's policies on substance abuse and personal conduct.

“I don’t see where any type of comment by me would be productive,” Harbaugh said.

The 49ers kept four outside linebackers on their initial 53-man roster: Ahmad Brooks, Corey Lemonier, Dan Skuta and Aaron Lynch.

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