49ers Team Headlines: Five-Year Decline Of Defense In San FranciscoIn 2011, the San Francisco 49ers defense gave up just 14.3 points per game in the regular season, as the team went 13-3 and hosted the NFC Championship Game. In every season since then, however, the 49ers have gotten a little less intimidating on defense to the point that the San Francisco defense is the worst in the NFL in 2016. The team is giving up 31.3 points per game this year, which is a big reason for a nine-game losing streak that has the 49ers headed toward their worst season since 2004.
Suspended Raiders Star Hopeful Of November Return To NFLSuspended Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith plans to return to football in two weeks, optimistic the NFL will grant his wish.
Suspended Raiders Star Asks NFL For Another Chance Oakland Raiders pass rusher Aldon Smith has applied to the NFL to be reinstated from his one-year suspension.
Report: Suspended Raiders Star Aldon Smith Enters Treatment CenterSuspended Oakland Raiders defensive end Aldon Smith has entered a treatment center days after a video emerged on social media hinting at possible marijuana use.
NFL Reportedly Investigating Aldon Smith Over Periscope VideoThe National Football League is reportedly investigating Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith after a Periscope video shows a man allegedly claiming to be Smith smoking what appears to be a marijuana cigarette.
49ers Did The Right Thing In Releasing Aldon Smith This YearThe San Francisco 49ers may be just 3-6 this year, which is disappointing after the last four seasons of (mostly) success. Before this season began, the team made a strong decision to cut ties with troubled linebacker Aldon Smith—who had already served a nine-game suspension last year for off-the-field issues and was once again arrested in August for another crime. With the news Tuesday that the NFL has suspended Smith for another year, it's clear the 49ers made the right choice.
Raiders Move On After Suspension Of Aldon SmithEver since Aldon Smith signed with the Oakland Raiders just before the start of the season, the prospect of a league-imposed suspension was a cloud over him.
Why Aldon Smith Should Be Given An Alternative PenaltyThe NFL did what we all expected and what Smith deserved. But did the change of venue help the person change?
Raiders' Aldon Smith Reportedly Suspended 1 Year For Violating NFL Substance Abuse PolicyThe National Football League has suspended Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith for one year for a violation of the league’s drug policy, according to media reports Tuesday.
Raiders Linebacker Aldon Smith Pleads Not Guilty To ChargesOakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith has pleaded not guilty to hit and run, drunken driving and vandalism charges.
Former 49er Aldon Smith Charged In Alleged DUI Crash On Same Day He's Signed By RaidersFormer 49er Aldon Smith was charged Friday with three misdemeanors stemming from an alleged DUI hit-and-run last month in Santa Clara.
Raiders Sign Former 49ers LB Aldon SmithThe Oakland Raiders have signed former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith, who was released by the team after a series of off-field troubles.