Malcolm Smith’s return from injury gives 49ers comfort

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Knowing they might not have Reuben Foster this season, the 49ers began formulating a Plan B long ago. They re-signed Brock Coyle, signed veteran Korey Toomer and selected BYU linebacker Fred Warner in the third round.

They also welcome the return of Malcolm Smith, who tore a pectoral muscle in training camp after signing a five-year, $26.5 million deal with the 49ers during the 2017 offseason.

As a football player, not being able to do the thing you love and the thing you always dream of doing since you were a little boy is pretty difficult,” Smith said, via Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area. “It was a challenging time for me personally but it was good to see our growth as a team throughout the year. I tried to be around as much as possible.”

Smith is expected to participate in OTAs, which begin next week. The 49ers had penciled in Smith and Foster as their inside linebackers last offseason before Smith’s injury.

Now, San Francisco might not have Foster. He has a preliminary hearing Thursday on three felony charges.

9 responses to “Malcolm Smith’s return from injury gives 49ers comfort

  1. Kelly Arvin says:

    Brock Coyle, Korey Toomer, & Malcom Smith – all Seahawks castoffs…

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    LoL I know right! Niners had to replace Baalke’s trash with Seahawks.

    But I am glad for Smith being healthy.

  2. Seattle, aka Penny-pinching Mode, has been letting good players like Brock Coyle, Cassius Marsh, and Malcolm Smith leave as free agents or trade them away. To call them castoffs is to call Steven Hauschka a castoff. Hauskka’s replacement is Blair Walsh. The 12th man loves Blair Walsh. LOL Who was Brock Coyle’s replacement in 2017? The answer is ex-49er Michael Wilhoite. Wilhoite was not good enough to play for the 49ers, but he was good enough to play for Seattle. I rest my case.

  3. “Seattle castoffs” yet Seattle takes more former 9ers than any other team’s former players. And, SF has a better defense now. Just sayin!

  4. omeimontis says:
    May 14, 2018 at 5:48 pm
    Seattle, aka Penny-pinching Mode, has been letting good players like Brock Coyle, Cassius Marsh, and Malcolm Smith leave as free agents or trade them away. To call them castoffs is to call Steven Hauschka a castoff. Hauskka’s replacement is Blair Walsh. The 12th man loves Blair Walsh. LOL Who was Brock Coyle’s replacement in 2017? The answer is ex-49er Michael Wilhoite. Wilhoite was not good enough to play for the 49ers, but he was good enough to play for Seattle. I rest my case.
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    Brock Coyle good? What!? Dude is small, slow, and was a backup middle linebacker in seattle. Wilhoite is better than Coyle, but was not Coyle’s replacement. You rest your case. Good. Your case is a loser.

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