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56 Malcolm Smith OLB

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August 24, 2020 10:44 AM
Browns' Malcolm Smith: Heads to Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith signed a contract with the Browns on Sunday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The former Super Bowl MVP found a new landing spot after bouncing between the 49ers, Jaguars and Cowboys last year. The 31-year-old has struggled to stay healthy and has played just 16 games over the last three seasons, but he'll add veteran depth to a linebacker corps that just lost Mack Wilson (knee) long-term.

December 17, 2019 08:04 PM
Cowboys' Malcolm Smith: Joins Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith signed a contract with the Cowboys on Tuesday.

Smith spent a couple games with the Jaguars in the middle of the season but never played a defensive snap with the team. The veteran linebacker provides the Cowboys with some linebacker depth while Leighton Vander Esch (neck) and Joe Thomas (ankle) nurse injuries.

November 5, 2019 06:28 PM
Malcolm Smith: Parts ways with Jags
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith was waived by Jacksonville on Tuesday.

Smith joined the Jaguars on Oct. 22 and did not play a defensive snap in his two games with the team. The veteran linebacker will hope to latch on elsewhere via the waiver wire or free agency.

October 23, 2019 04:40 AM
Jaguars' Malcolm Smith: Heads to Jacksonville
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith signed a contract with the Jaguars on Tuesday, Michael DiRocco of reports.

Smith was let go by the 49ers toward the end of the preseason after recording only 35 tackles over 12 games in 2018. The 30-year-old will provide some linebacker depth for the Jaguars with Najee Goode recovering from a foot injury and D.J. Alexander (foot) moving to injured reserve.

August 27, 2019 06:48 PM
Malcolm Smith: Let go by San Francisco
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers released Smith on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Smith saw his performance take a severe dip in 2018 after coming over from the Raiders. The veteran only produced 35 tackles last season, dipping from 103 the season prior. Now that he's a free agent, Smith can sign with another team immediately, and could be an attractive option for a team in need of experience and depth at the linebacker position.

August 14, 2019 10:24 AM
49ers' Malcolm Smith: Returns from injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (hamstring) returned to practice Tuesday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Smith missed the 49ers' first preseason contest but he could suit up for their second exhibition game against the Broncos on Monday. The oft-injured linebacker will compete for the starting outside linebacker job with rookie Dre Greenlaw this preseason.

August 6, 2019 04:32 PM
49ers' Malcolm Smith: Nursing hamstring injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith did not practice Tuesday due to hamstring tightness, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

There were no details provided on Smith's injury, so it's unclear how severe the ailment is. Consider Smith day-to-day for now.

May 23, 2019 05:24 PM
49ers' Malcolm Smith: Out for OTAs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith hasn't been participating in the 49ers' OTAs this week due to an Achilles' injury, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

It's unclear when Smith picked up the injury, but it's apparently serious enough to hold him out of the early stages of offseason training. The 29-year-old saw action in 12 games for San Francisco last season, recording 35 tackles (22 solo). If healthy for training camp, Smith should be in contention for a starting role at linebacker.

March 10, 2019 01:20 PM
49ers' Malcolm Smith: Restructures deal with Niners
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith agreed to a restructured contract in order to remain with the 49ers, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

The specifics of Smith's deal aren't available, but his salary was significantly reduced from the $3.75 million he was initially due. Smith has only played in 12 games over two years with San Francisco, recording 35 tackles (22 solo) and a pass breakup while averaging just 28 defensive snaps per game. He'll likely face competition in camp for the starting job again.

January 26, 2019 08:40 PM
49ers' Malcolm Smith: Loses starting job late in year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith finished with 35 tackles (22 solo) in 12 games this season.

Smith missed the first two games of the season due to a hamstring injury sustained during training camp. Once he returned, he took over the starting Sam position alongside Reuben Foster and opposite Fred Warner. As the season progressed, Foster was released, pushing Warner to the middle and Smith to a more prominent starting weakside linebacker role. The veteran did not perform terribly in his five starts, but with the 49ers well out of contention, the team opted to start the younger Elijah Lee over Smith. Lee thrived in the starting role and appears to be the favorite to start alongside Warner to begin the 2019 season. Smith still has three years left on the five-year, $26.5 million contract he signed in 2017, which is a lot of money to have riding the pine. If the 29-year-old is unable to secure a starting job in the offseason, it wouldn't be surprising to see him either cut or traded.

December 4, 2018 10:08 PM
49ers' Malcolm Smith: Records season high in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith recorded seven tackles (three solo) in Sunday's 43-16 loss to Seattle.

Smith was the starting weak-side linebacker in place of Reuben Foster (released) for the second consecutive week, but he was on the field for all 58 of the team's defensive snaps after seeing just 36 percent of snaps last week. Injuries have cost the 28-year-old most of his first two seasons with the 49ers, but he could be in for a strong IDP finish if he hangs on to the starting job over the last four games of the year. Smith racked up 225 combined tackles over his last two full seasons with Oakland in 2015 and 2016.

November 28, 2018 07:40 PM
49ers' Malcolm Smith: More snaps on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (Achilles) will receive increased playing time following the 49ers' decision to waive Reuben Foster, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Smith is listed as the starting weakside linebacker on San Francisco's depth chart in Foster's absence. The eighth-year veteran's increased snap count could lead to an uptick in tackles, so he's worth monitoring in IDP formats.

November 10, 2018 06:48 PM
49ers' Malcolm Smith: Expected to start second consecutive week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith is expected to start at weak-side linebacker in place of Reuben Foster (hamstring), who will miss his second straight game according to the 49ers' team site.

Smith played 33 snaps in the Week 9 destruction of the Raiders, tallying just two tackles. With the game expected to be a bit more competitive Monday against the Giants, Smith could have some opportunities to rack up more tackles.

November 1, 2018 10:16 AM
49ers' Malcolm Smith: Will start at weak-side linebacker
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith will start at weak-side linebacker in place of Reuben Foster (hamstring), who has been ruled out of Thursday's contest against the Raiders, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Smith has been the 49ers' Sam linebacker this year, only seeing the field in base formations (25.3 defensive snaps per game). The move to Will linebacker will up the veteran's snap count, making him a sneaky IDP play against his former club on Thursday Night Football. The increased role could lead to a new season high in tackles, which currently sits at five through six games.

September 24, 2018 08:00 AM
49ers' Malcolm Smith: Makes 2018 debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (hamstring) recorded just one tackle in his delayed debut for the 49ers on Sunday.

Smith was cleared of the hamstring injury that caused him to miss the first two games of the season, and he was immediately inserted as the team's starting Sam linebacker. While the 29-year-old is technically a starter, he was not used in nickel formations, limiting him to 34 of 76 snaps. Reuben Foster and rookie Fred Warner are the superior IDP options amongst the 49ers' linebackers.

September 19, 2018 08:16 PM
49ers' Malcolm Smith: No longer on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (hamstring) didn't appear on Wednesday's injury report.

Smith appears to be fully recovered from a hamstring injury he suffered in the preseason that caused him to miss the 49ers' first two games. Barring a setback, Smith should make his season debut Sunday against the Chiefs.

September 16, 2018 03:08 PM
49ers' Malcolm Smith: Inactive for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (hamstring) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Lions.

Smith will not make his 49ers debut Week 2, due to a lingering hamstring injury sustained in the preseason. Elijah Lee should see an increased defensive role as long as Smith remains sidelined.

September 15, 2018 11:56 AM
49ers' Malcolm Smith: Listed as questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Smith is still looking to make his debut with the 49ers. His hamstring injury was sustained in the preseason opener and has lingered ever since. Because these issues can be tricky, Smith will likely be limited to some degree if he does suit up. He's notched 225 tackles, four sacks, nine pass breakups and two interceptions over the last two seasons with the Raiders,

September 9, 2018 11:40 AM
49ers' Malcolm Smith: Sidelined Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (hamstring) is listed as inactive Sunday at Minnesota, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Despite practicing on a limited basis all week, Smith won't press his luck with the hamstring injury that has plagued him since preseason Week 1. He'll yield weak-side linebacker to 2017 seventh-round pick Elijah Lee, who has four career tackles to his name.

September 8, 2018 12:32 AM
49ers' Malcolm Smith: Doubtful for Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (hamstring) is doubtful for Sunday's regular-season opener against the Vikings, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Smith was limited in practice all week after injuring his hamstring early in the preseason. Elijah Lee stands next in line to see a starter's share of snaps at weak-side linebacker.

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