Editor's note: Matt Maiocco will be chatting today at 12 p.m.
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.
The 49ers’ on-field, pre-game pep talk is likely a thing of the past with Patrick Willis’ retirement.
Former 49ers defensive lineman Justin Smith expressed support for both Jim Harbaugh and Jim Tomsula one day after his retirement became official.
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.