The 49ers are $7.196 million under the salary cap after the retirement of defensive lineman Justin Smith, according to NFLPA figures that were updated Thursday morning.
While the 49ers coaches and front office might not have known which direction Justin Smith was leaning as late as mid-February, his teammates believed he would not be returning all along.
SANTA CLARA – Pass-rusher Charles Haley, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, was a visitor to the 49ers’ facility on Friday.
In the midst of a organizational makeover, 49ers rush linebacker Aldon Smith finds himself as one of the team's more talented and seasoned veterans.
The draft was last weekend, and the 49ers’ rookie minicamp is next weekend.