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.
San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Justin Smith retired from professional football on Monday. Below is a transcript of his comments on a conference call with the media:
Veteran defensive lineman Justin Smith has decided to retire after 14 NFL seasons, the final seven of which came after he signed as a free agent with the 49ers in 2007, the club announced on Monda
Veteran defensive lineman Justin Smith, perhaps the best free-agent acquisition in 49ers history, has made a decision.