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Justin Smith gets two-year extension from 49ers


Justin Smith was hoping this wasn’t going to be his last year with the 49ers.

Consider that problem solved.

According to Matt Maiocco of, the 49ers signed Smith to a two-year contract extension today, which locks him up through the 2015 season.

According to Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal, Smith recently split his agents with CAA. He’s not listed with another agent on the NFLPA database, which suggests there’s either a lag in the paperwork or he did the deal himself.

Either way, it keeps a valuable member of their defense in the fold for a few more years. The 49ers looked like a different team when he was out with an injury last year, with Aldon Smith in particular disappearing without his bodyguard.

He was scheduled to make $7.5 million in base salary this year, the final year of his contract, so the move likely created some salary cap room for the 49ers as well.

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25 Responses to “Justin Smith gets two-year extension from 49ers”
  1. ninerfan81 says: Jun 19, 2013 12:49 PM

    Classy move by Baalke, he’ll be even more motivated this season to play well. I hope we’re able to keep our GM for the long haul.

  2. rally411 says: Jun 19, 2013 12:51 PM

    It might help to point out, grant, that Aldon was playing through a bad shoulder injury himself. But why let facts get in the way of ignorance. SMH

  3. redwoodking says: Jun 19, 2013 12:52 PM

    Glad the Cowboy gets to ride off into retirement a 49er. Hope they can get a SB ring for him too.

  4. bigbrad184 says: Jun 19, 2013 12:52 PM

    Awesome news! Cowboy is a beast! Hopefully they can get him a ring before he hangs them up. Cowboy has been underrated most of his career but he is one of the best players in the league and a potential HOF.

  5. shickenchit says: Jun 19, 2013 12:53 PM

    The secret to Aldon Smith’s success.

  6. harrisbarton says: Jun 19, 2013 12:59 PM

    This guy is a real pro. No way he dogs it now that he’s got his contract extension. Great news for the Niners.

  7. yousuxxors says: Jun 19, 2013 1:03 PM

    this guy is such a beast. still remember him carrying three lineman into eli destroying him in the NFC championship game.

  8. explosionsauce says: Jun 19, 2013 1:07 PM

    Great move. One less thing to sweat after the season.

  9. creamsiclecannon says: Jun 19, 2013 1:07 PM

    Best player on the 49 ers

  10. humbleminded85 says: Jun 19, 2013 1:18 PM

    No fan of the niners but I would be blind not to see this team is built to compete for years. I mean all the backers locked up, Davis locked up, solidified coach/qb, great front office. If the Pistol can stay for the long haul while Kaepernick continues to slide/get out of bounds when necessary…one would think this team will be right there with the other handful of teams who play playoff worthy football year in and year out.

  11. mgdsquiggy17 says: Jun 19, 2013 1:22 PM

    “It might help to point out, grant, that Aldon was playing through a bad shoulder injury himself. But why let facts get in the way of ignorance. SMH”

    That’s asking too much from these hacks

  12. jerrygogo says: Jun 19, 2013 1:23 PM

    Congrats to Justin Smith – the master of the “legal” defensive hold….

  13. kcflake says: Jun 19, 2013 1:26 PM

    Former Mizzou Tiger in the House!

  14. mjzaky says: Jun 19, 2013 1:41 PM

    The unsung heroes of teams like the Packers, Seahawks, 9ers, Giants, Ravens, Steelers, Patriots, Texans, Bengals, Bears– quality organizations consistently in the playoff mix that always have a nucleus of young talent– are the cap managers. To juggle so many talented players at different points in their contracts is really impressive to a math dunce like meself.

  15. pftisterrible says: Jun 19, 2013 1:45 PM

    Giving more money to a 34 year old coming off major injury is a risky move to say the least. Fans will applaud this move now, but if he declines or is injured again and the team has to move on next year, it will hurt. This could cost them a chance to extend a player like Crabtree just to free up a bit of cap space now.

  16. lottsmissingfinger says: Jun 19, 2013 2:00 PM

    Opening cap space? Expect to see them extend Iupati in the next few days.

  17. dgreenfi says: Jun 19, 2013 2:02 PM

    49ers have more Smiths than a bad sequel to the Matrix.

  18. asimonetti88 says: Jun 19, 2013 2:07 PM

    Great teams are made in the trenches and the 49ers had great lines on both sides of the ball last season. Justin Smith has been an outstanding player in this league for a long time and he hasn’t gotten his due until lately, primarily because he was stuck on some mediocre teams in Cincy and the Niners. The Niners are smart to keep their linemen around.

  19. Kaz says: Jun 19, 2013 2:08 PM

    Good move San Fran and congratz J.Smith from a Bengals fan.

  20. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Jun 19, 2013 2:10 PM

    They actually have one less Smith, but that was a hella funny cultural reference.

  21. hawkhater3825 says: Jun 19, 2013 2:12 PM

    says alot about the niner organization … very classy move.

  22. lionsdraftguy says: Jun 19, 2013 2:13 PM

    Justin Smith?

  23. cliffordc05 says: Jun 19, 2013 2:24 PM

    Smart move by a well run organization.

  24. bobhk says: Jun 19, 2013 2:56 PM

    @lionsdraftguy says:
    Jun 19, 2013 2:13 PM
    Justin Smith?

    …and he’s here with a negative comment.
    At least cowboy is better than Suh the stomper.

  25. mrpolarbear99 says: Jun 19, 2013 3:31 PM

    Anyone who still says “hella” needs a slap in the face

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