49ers linebacker Aldon Smith is back.
In his 38th career regular-season game, Smith picked up his 39th and 40th career sacks. They were his first sacks in more than two months, due to a leave of absence for rehab that caused him to miss five games.
In two prior appearances since returning, Smith had no sacks.
As MDS pointed out last night, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was fined $30,000 for a foot to the loins of Matt Schaub last Thanksgiving. While Smith doesn’t have Suh’s on-field history, it’ll be interesting to see whether Smith’s multiple off-field problems influence the penalty imposed for a flagrant knee to the nuggets.