Thursday, June 21, 2018
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49ers LB Smith enters rehab treatment

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The 49ers say they are prepared to go forward without star linebacker Aldon Smith for as long as it takes for him to get clean, healthy and improve his life.

Smith was placed on the reserve non-football injury list Monday as he enters rehab for substance abuse and begins what team CEO Jed York has termed an indefinite absence.

"I am sorry that I have affected my team, my family and the organization," Smith said through the 49ers.

The NFL said there is no minimum number of games Smith must miss, and he can return when ready. On whether he expects Smith to return this season, coach Jim Harbaugh said only, "there's a process, we're going to respect that process."

Smith played Sunday and had five tackles just two days after he was arrested and jailed Friday morning on suspicion of DUI and marijuana possession. Smith apologized after the 27-7 home loss to the Colts.

Return of Gabbert: Quarterback Blaine Gabbert, who missed two games after slicing the back of his throwing hand, will start Sunday against Indianapolis.

BEARS: Defensive tackle Henry Melton, who tore his left ACL Sunday at Pittsburgh, is out for the season and will have surgery in a few weeks.

BENGALS: Police accused cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones of making offensive comments while drunk during a traffic stop early Monday and gave him a disorderly conduct citation. Jones was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over for driving 60 mph in a 45 zone in Cincinnati, State Patrol Lt. Anne Ralston said.

BILLS: Running back C.J. Spiller said he doesn't expect an injured right leg to keep him from playing Sunday against Baltimore. Defensive end Alex Carrington (torn left quadriceps) is out for the season.

CARDINALS: Starting outside linebackers Sam Acho (broken leg) and Lorenzo Alexander (foot) are out for the season.

DOLPHINS: Defensive end Cameron Wake's left knee injury isn't serious, but it's uncertain whether he'll play next Monday at New Orleans.

PACKERS: They released receiver/returner Jeremy Ross a day after he muffed a kickoff that set up a Bengals touchdown.

Seahawks: As expected, left tackle Russell Okung (foot) was placed on injured reserve, but he can return in Week 13.

VIKINGS: A superior court judge in New Jersey ordered owners Zygi and Mark Wilf and their cousin Leonard Wilf to pay $84.5 million to two former business partners who she previously ruled they had defrauded in a 1980s real estate deal.

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