Justin Smith totaled 536 tackles and 32 sacks since joining the 49ers in 2008.
Santa Clara, CA (Sports Network) -
The San Francisco 49ers have signed defensive tackle Justin Smith to a two-year contract extension through the 2015 season.
The four-time Pro Bowl selection has totaled 536 tackles and 32 sacks since joining the 49ers in 2008.
"Justin's All-Pro contributions on the field, as well as his leadership on and off the field, are integral to our success as a team," 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement Wednesday. "Justin consistently sets a standard of excellence, serving as an example for everyone within our organization. This contract allows Justin to finish his career as a 49er!"
Idle hands could take down Patriots' Hernandez
By John McMullen, NFL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) -
Spending 12 years in catholic school helped end my flirtation with organized religion, but one sermon has always stuck with me: Idle hands are the devil's workshop.
It's a simple proverb that rings true. Most of us don't get in trouble when our minds are occupied. If you are ever sitting in rush hour traffic and contemplating why you rise and grind your way into the rat race every day, remember those simple words.
People who have nothing to do generally come off the rails at some point, whether it's drug or alcohol abuse, crime or some other addiction. Human beings need a purpose to carve out a positive existence.