Roquan Smith visiting 49ers Tuesday

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The 49ers took a linebacker in the first round of last year’s draft, but Reuben Foster isn’t with the team for offseason work in the wake of his arrest following an alleged domestic violence incident with his girlfriend in February.

Foster faces three felony charges as a result of the incident and he’s had other off-field issues that make it hard for the 49ers to count on him as a building block for their defense. That could lead them to another linebacker in the first round this year.

One possibility if the team goes in that direction with the ninth overall selection is Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith. Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports that Smith is visiting with the team at their Santa Clara headquarters on Tuesday.

Smith had 137 tackles, 14 tackles for losses and 6.5 sacks during his final season at Georgia and projects as the kind of playmaker that would help the 49ers defense whether Foster is back with the team later this year or not.

14 responses to “Roquan Smith visiting 49ers Tuesday

  1. IT is always good to hope for the best (Foster is acquitted and not suspended and he returns to the team) but be prepared for the worst (Foster will not return to the team).

  2. stucats says:
    April 17, 2018 at 12:22 pm
    If i were Smith i would refuse to be drafted by the Niners, they are an over-rated fraud of a team.

    Found the Seahawks fan!

  3. “If i were Smith i would refuse to be drafted by the Niners”

    In the 4 decades I have been a 49er fan (since the 1970s), I do not know of a single person who refused to sign with the 49ers. They all loved to play for the 49ers. In contrast, Eli Manning and John Elway refused to sign with the teams that drafted them.

  4. stucats says:
    April 17, 2018 at 12:22 pm
    If i were Smith i would refuse to be drafted by the Niners, they are an over-rated fraud of a team.

    Enjoy losing to the 49ers this year. Twice.

  5. stucats says:
    April 17, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    If i were Smith i would refuse to be drafted by the Niners, they are an over-rated fraud of a team.

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    It gets better, he’s actually a Cowpies fan lol.

  6. What a joke. He must be a seasparrow fan. He’ll see when the seasparrows go nowhere this year an loose twice to the niners

  7. It does suck that foster being as good as he could b will end up sitting next to Aldo Smith. Lol. What a waste. So they better find a good replacement or a player to b next to foster.

  8. stucats says:
    April 17, 2018 at 12:22 pm
    If i were Smith i would refuse to be drafted by the Niners, they are an over-rated fraud of a team.

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    Or how about if you were stucats and refused to ever be heard from at PFT again?

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