Trent Baalke


The Houston Texans will be the featured team this summer on “Hard Knocks,” the NFL-sponsored series that takes viewers behind the scenes of training camp, the league announced Wednesday.


SANTA CLARA – As of early Friday afternoon, the 49ers had not gained any insight into whether defensive lineman Justin Smith intends to play another season.


General manager Trent Baalke believes he will have a better idea on defensive lineman Justin Smith’s status for the upcoming season on Friday.


There are no guarantees the 49ers will avoid injuries during the rookie minicamp over the weekend, but the organization has taken measures to reduce the risks.


Defensive lineman Justin Smith is expected to be at the 49ers’ workout facility on Wednesday or Thursday, general manager Trent Baalke said Tuesday.