Reports out of the NFL say that the 49ers will suspend Aldon Smith to start the season and according to Adam Schefter, they are not expected to pick up Smith’s fifth year option.
49ers are not expected to pick up the fifth-year option on LB Aldon Smith's contract, per league source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 18, 2014
For those wondering if the 49ers will release Aldon Smith, the most likely answer is no. Ian Rapoport reported that the 49ers do not plan to cut Aldon this season, who is due to make $3 million guaranteed.
Smith is facing three felony gun charges as well as a DUI charge that led to a rehab stay last year. He’ll face those charges in one trial set to begin on April 29. Smith’s arrest for the false report of a bomb threat came after the judge in his upcoming trial warned Smith to keep his nose clean.