Colin Kaepernick has an ally in ownership. Unfortunately for the former 49ers quarterback, that owner is in the NBA.
I don’t know what his status is in the NFL, but I’m glad the NBA doesn’t have a politician litmus test for our players, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told the Washington Post. I’d like to think we encourage our players to exercise their constitutional rights.
Smith suffered the injury during practice on Saturday at Levi’s Stadium while chasing running back Matt Breida near the sideline. He appeared to get his arm caught on Breida’s helmet and eventually exited the field.
While 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan inititlly suggested Smith would miss an extended period, an MRI later revealed the severity of the injury and confirmed the blow to the team’s defense after signing the veteran to a five-year contract worth $26.5 million in March.
The team has yet to make an official roster move, though a modification will likely come at the team’s next practice on Monday.
Smith, 28, was selected by the Seahawks in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft. After earning Super Bowl XLVIII MVP honors with Seattle, he joined the Raiders for a two-year stint beginning in March 2015.
In 2015, one season after trundling into the playoffs with Josh Harris and Ben Tate as their remaining backs, the Steelers insured themselves against Bell’s Cheap Custom Jerseys frequent absences by signing DeAngelo Williams to be one of the Cheap Custom NFL Jerseys league’s most expensive backups. With the veteran in the fold, Pittsburgh was able to play through the loss of one of its top playmakers, advancing to the Divisional Round and AFC Championship Game the past two years.