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NFL reinstates 49ers' Aldon Smith
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NFL reinstates 49ers' Aldon Smith
Tuesday November 11th, 2014

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been reinstated following a nine-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct and substance abuse policies, and CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reports that Smith will participate in the team's walk-through today.

Smith's suspension ended after San Francisco defeated the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Despite fulfilling the league's requirements for a reduced suspension, the NFL did not shorten his ban.

Because he needs to pay back more than $1 million from his signing bonus, Smith will be paying the 49ers to play this season. In addition to his $525,000 salary after taxes, Smith will pay the team $661,000.

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Since being the No. 7 pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, Smith has 42.0 sacks in 43 games. He missed five games last season while undergoing treatment following a DUI arrest.

San Francisco is No. 2 in the NFL in yards allowed this season, but is tied for No. 24 in sacks with just 15.0 on the season. 

The 49ers are 5-4 and in third place in the NFC West. They play at the New York Giants on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

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- Paul Palladino

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