The “could” has become a “will.”
Per a league source, the final determination will be made after today’s game, but Smith “will be going sooner than later.”
Smith now has a pair of alcohol-related incidents during his NFL career, which began as a top-10 pick in 2011.
The 49ers have five games until their bye. They face the Rams on Thursday night, then they have Sunday games against the Texans, Cardinals, Titans, and Jaguars.
Tune in to NBC’s Football Night in America at 7:00 p.m. ET for more on Smith from Peter King of TheMMQB.com.