Justin "Cowboy" Smith Extended by the 49ers till 2015
Justin Smith, rated the 29th best player in 2013, has signed a two year extension with the San Francisco 49ers. Now 34 years old, the Cowboy will be a Niner till 2015. Known as one of the most unselfish players on the team, he constantly ate up blockers for the past few seasons so his teammates could get free rushing lanes to the quarterback.
This contract extension helps the Niners out by reducing his cap hit this season from $8 million to $3.73 million. The Niners know they can win now and this extension feels like a win-win for both sides. It's great to see one of the key members of the Niners' defense will likely retire as a Niner.
What do you guys think?
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