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Alex Smith is expected to seek his release before free agency


 Alex Smith is expected to seek his release before free agency
topic by TheThreadLord - 01-28-2013, 04:17 AM - Boxden > BX SportsCenter


It’s widely believed that the 49ers will trade quarterback Alex Smith. The former starter is due to earn $8.5 million in 2013, with $1 million guaranteed now and the balance guaranteed as of April 1. It makes him a luxury that the team can’t afford.

But the player prefers not to afford the 49ers a chance to trade him. Instead, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that Smith is expected to seek his release before the start of free agency.

It’s a calculated risk for Smith. On one hand, he’s be able to join any team he wants. On the other hand, he’d be losing the $8.5 million that he’d earn this year if his contract is traded.

Of course, that contract could make it harder to trade him. And the 49ers will have plenty of time to explore their options for trading Smith before the new league year (and the free-agency period) begins.

Unless they can send him to a team for which he really wants to play, the fair move would be to let him go. He has been a loyal member of the organization since he was the first pick in the 2005 draft, and he caused no trouble when he was benched during a very good season after suffering a concussion.

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51 comments for "Alex Smith is expected to seek his release before free agency"


 01-28-2013, 04:24 AMonline - #2
Arson 82 heat pts82

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bu bu alex was hype in the locker room
 01-28-2013, 05:35 AMaway - #3
Got Cheeve? 111 heat pts111

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He knows aint no team trading for him with that kind of pay. He's being realistic. Well, maybe the Jets, they stay trading for expensive backup QBs...

 01-28-2013, 05:37 AMonline - #4
Ham Rove 1980 heat pts1980

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Originally Posted by Got Cheeve?
He knows aint no team trading for him with that kind of pay. He's being realistic. Well, maybe the Jets, they stay trading for expensive backup QBs...

you dont think a team who needs a qb would trade for him? the QB talent seems to be thin in the NFL
 01-28-2013, 05:50 AMonline - #5
TraV 71 heat pts71

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Originally Posted by Arson
bu bu alex was hype in the locker room
How does this negate that?

You think he's gonna stick round and be a backup forever, and cheer Kapernick on for the rest of his life?
 01-28-2013, 05:55 AMonline - #6
ThaReapa420 39 heat pts39

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Trade that ####...even if Kaep busts next year...I hate that dude
 01-28-2013, 05:59 AMaway - #7
SacTown|B 17 heat pts17

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Get ready Raiders fans... AS11 is coming at cha
 01-28-2013, 05:59 AMaway - #8
BLUE SWAG 122 heat pts122

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I can see him getting picked up by the Jaguars or the bills

Them pathetic a$s team
 01-28-2013, 06:15 AMaway - #9
SacTown|B 17 heat pts17

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Originally Posted by BLUE JACK$ON
I can see him getting picked up by the Jaguars, bills or the Jets

Them pathetic a$s team
fixed

 01-28-2013, 09:02 AMaway - #10
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i feel bad for alex, he didn't really do anything to lose the job this year, and now he's going to be watching his replacement in the sb this year, a year after he could've been in one himself....
 01-28-2013, 10:00 AMaway - #11
Kjizzle03 13 heat pts13

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Originally Posted by ThaReapa420
Trade that ####...even if Kaep busts next year...I hate that dude
when you hate a ni##a...you take that #### to the casket
 01-28-2013, 11:16 AMonline - #12
ThaReapa420 39 heat pts39

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Originally Posted by Kjizzle03
when you hate a ni##a...you take that #### to the casket

Bruh #### Alex Smith and anybody who love him...
 01-28-2013, 11:31 AMaway - #13
Dice City 3 heat pts

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yeah too many dissapointing seasons to care about him leaving
 01-28-2013, 11:35 AMaway - #14
TimmyGee 3 heat pts

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Originally Posted by ThaReapa420
Bruh #### Alex Smith and anybody who love him...
Why though
 01-28-2013, 11:37 AMonline - #15
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Originally Posted by topshotta22
i feel bad for alex, he didn't really do anything to lose the job this year, and now he's going to be watching his replacement in the sb this year, a year after he could've been in one himself....
Guy is a bum. Everyone blames kyle williams but this ni##a was at the 50 yard line in ot with the giants throwing everything in the dirt n smiling
 01-28-2013, 11:38 AMaway - #16
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49ers gon miss him when kapercheck gets hurt next season

always good to have a decent backup
 01-28-2013, 11:39 AMaway - #17
Pstax916 1 heat pts

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Alex is that ni##a that says all the right things and will place emphesis on the fact that he plays "safe" ball. While everyone around him knows he cant make certain throws while being afraid the let his wrs make a play in 1 on 1 coverage.

the type of ni##as I ####ing HATE






That #### is just the truth that make ya soul burn slow..

#### off Alex
 01-28-2013, 11:39 AMonline - #18
Clyde 428 heat pts428

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One thing i liked about Smith though was he knew how to utilize Vernon Davis. Davis been pretty much MIA since Kaepernick took over with the exception of last week.

Too bad he didn't utilize any of the other receivers
 01-28-2013, 11:41 AMonline - #19
Bea5T 90 heat pts90

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Originally Posted by young clyde
One thing i liked about Smith though was he knew how to utilize Vernon Davis. Davis been pretty much MIA since Kaepernick took over with the exception of last week.

Too bad he didn't utilize any of the other receivers
VD wasn't getting used by Alex either. He was just blocking alot more this year and getting doubled whenever he was out in the open field.. Kaep can get the ball to VD better than Alex ever could so its not a chemistry issue.
 01-28-2013, 11:43 AMaway - #20
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Originally Posted by SeattleLost
49ers gon miss him when kapercheck gets hurt next season

always good to have a decent backup


I do not understand why you call him Kaepercheck?

he dont check down

he aint getting cut a fat check

ever since he started he has had the best QBR in the league!

Cheer for us lil ni##a!
 
 


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