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Saints | D. Brooks, D. Smith will not sign before Friday

Wed, 12 Aug 2009 16:48:01 -0700

CBSSports.com reports the New Orleans Saints will not sign free-agent LBs Derrick Brooks (Buccaneers) and Derek M. Smith (Dolphins) before the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 14. Head coach Sean Payton said he and his staff will re-visit signing either Brooks or Smith and a decision should be made my Saturday, Aug. 15.

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Saints | Expected to sign Brooks or D. Smith

Wed, 12 Aug 2009 12:37:27 -0700

Jason La Canfora, of the NFL Network, reports the New Orleans Saints are expected to sign unrestricted free-agent LB Derrick Brooks (Buccaneers) or LB Derek M. Smith (Dolphins) after both performed well during their workout Wednesday, Aug. 12.

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Saints | D. Smith to work out Wednesday

Tue, 11 Aug 2009 12:24:07 -0700

CBSSports.com reports the New Orleans Saints will work out unrestricted free-agent LB Derek M. Smith (Dolphins) Wednesday, Aug. 12.

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Dolphins | D. Smith signed to active roster

Wed, 24 Dec 2008 10:59:36 -0800

Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports the Miami Dolphins signed LB Derek M. Smith to the active roster Wednesday, Dec. 24.

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Dolphins | Smith signed

Tue, 23 Dec 2008 09:10:16 -0800

Edgar Thompson, of the Palm Beach Post, reports the Miami Dolphins have signed free-agent LB Derek M. Smith (Chargers). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Chargers | Smith working at both inside linebacker spots

Tue, 20 May 2008 23:15:24 -0700

Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers LB Derek M. Smith worked at both inside linebacker spots during offseason coaching sessions. Smith is expected to start in place of suspended LB Stephen Cooper for the first month of the season.

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Chargers | D. Smith signed

Sun, 24 Feb 2008 16:38:03 -0800

The San Diego Chargers have announced they have signed unrestricted free-agent LB Derek M. Smith (49ers) to a two-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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49ers | Team waives D. Smith

Tue, 19 Feb 2008 11:16:08 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports the San Francisco 49ers waived LB Derek M. Smith Tuesday, Feb. 19.

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49ers | D. Smith's days with team could be numbered

Thu, 07 Feb 2008 23:17:37 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith saw his role with the team reduced dramatically towards the end of the 2007 season. He is scheduled to earn $3.28 million in 2008, the final year of his contract. The team could decide to cut him or negotiate a pay cut if they feel it does not make sense to pay his salary for 2008.

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49ers | Week 17 Inactives

Sun, 30 Dec 2007 08:44:12 -0800

The San Francisco 49ers have declared DL Atiyyah Ellison, OL Damane Duckett, LB Derek M. Smith, WR Jason Hill, CB Marcus Hudson, QB Shaun Hill, CB Shawntae Spencer, QB Trent Dilfer inactive for Week 17.

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49ers | Week 17 Inactives

Sun, 30 Dec 2007 08:44:08 -0800

The San Francisco 49ers have declared DL Atiyyah Ellison, OL Damane Duckett, LB Derek M. Smith, WR Jason Hill, CB Marcus Hudson, QB Shaun Hill, CB Shawntae Spencer, QB Trent Dilfer inactive for Week 17.

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49ers | D. Smith limited in practice Friday

Fri, 28 Dec 2007 19:57:54 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (back, ribs) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and he is likely a game-time decision for Week 17. He is listed as questionable for the game.

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49ers | D. Smith limited in practice Thursday

Thu, 27 Dec 2007 18:12:13 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 27, but he should be available to play in Week 17.

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49ers | D. Smith might be questionable for Week 17

Mon, 24 Dec 2007 18:17:05 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (shoulder) played in only two snaps in the second half of the team's Week 16 game. He might be listed as questionable for Week 17.

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49ers | D. Smith expected to play Week 16

Mon, 17 Dec 2007 17:19:16 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (groin) played Week 15 and is expected to play Week 16.

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49ers | D. Smith practices Thursday

Thu, 13 Dec 2007 15:42:08 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (groin) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 13. He is expected to start Week 15.

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49ers | D. Smith practices Wednesday

Wed, 12 Dec 2007 15:36:17 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (groin) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 12. He is expected to start Week 15.

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49ers | D. Smith starts Week 14

Mon, 10 Dec 2007 18:40:05 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (groin) started the team's Week 14 game.

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49ers | D. Smith expected to start Week 14

Fri, 07 Dec 2007 16:28:17 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (groin) practiced Friday, Dec. 7. Smith is listed as probable and is expected to start Week 14.

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49ers | D. Smith limited during practice Thursday

Thu, 06 Dec 2007 16:42:18 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (groin) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 6. He is expected to play Week 14.

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49ers | D. Smith misses practice Wednesday

Wed, 05 Dec 2007 17:08:41 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (groin) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Dec. 5, and he is expected to be ready for Week 14.

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49ers | D. Smith plays Week 13

Mon, 03 Dec 2007 17:15:43 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (groin) played in the team's Week 13 game and did not appear bothered by the injury.

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49ers | D. Smith probable for Week 13

Fri, 30 Nov 2007 15:16:27 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (groin) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 30. He is listed as probable for Week 13 and is expected to start in the game.

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49ers | D. Smith misses practice Thursday

Thu, 29 Nov 2007 17:31:48 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (groin) missed the team's practice Thursday, Nov. 29, but he is expected to play in Week 13.

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49ers | Smith dinged

Sun, 26 Aug 2007 12:03:10 -0700

John Crumpacker, of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (concussion) suffered a mild concussion Saturday, Aug. 25. Smith didn't agree and said he just was dinged.

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49ers | Smith moved to strongside inside spot

Thu, 23 Aug 2007 19:13:36 -0700

Tom FitzGerald, of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith has been moved from the weakside inside linebacker spot to the strongside inside spot.

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49ers | Willis to compete for starting job

Sun, 29 Apr 2007 01:02:52 -0700

Associated Press reports San Francisco 49ers rookie LB Patrick Willis will compete with LB Derek M. Smith for a starting job.

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49ers | Smith undergoes surgery

Tue, 27 Feb 2007 16:15:44 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (eye) underwent surgery Monday, Feb. 26, to repair a strained left eye muscle. He was bothered by the problem most of the 2006 season. He is unlikely to take part in any contact drills until the preseason begins.

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49ers | Week 17 Inactives

Sun, 31 Dec 2006 12:07:05 -0800

The San Francisco 49ers have declared FB Chris Hetherington, TE Delanie Walker, LB Derek M. Smith, OT Jonas Jennings, DL Lance Legree, OG Nick Steitz, QB Shaun Hill inactive for Week 17.

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49ers | Week 17 Inactives

Sun, 31 Dec 2006 12:06:51 -0800

The San Francisco 49ers have declared FB Chris Hetherington, TE Delanie Walker, LB Derek M. Smith, OT Jonas Jennings, DL Lance Legree, OG Nick Steitz, QB Shaun Hill inactive for Week 17.

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49ers | D. Smith will not start, might play in Week 17

Fri, 29 Dec 2006 16:05:34 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (hamstring) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 29, and will not start in Week 17, although he might play. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

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49ers | Smith limited in Thursday practice

Thu, 28 Dec 2006 17:21:36 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (hamstring) took part in individual drills Thursday, Dec. 28, but did not take part in team drills. He is questionable for the Week 17 game and would likely be replaced by Jeff Ulbrich if he cannot play.

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49ers | D. Smith misses practice Wednesday

Wed, 27 Dec 2006 22:26:15 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (hamstring) missed practice Wednesday, Dec. 27, and is questionable for Week 17. LB Jeff Ulbrich would likely start in Smith's place if he is unable to play.

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49ers | D. Smith will be game-time decision this week

Fri, 22 Dec 2006 15:52:47 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (hamstring) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and he will be a game-time decision in Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

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49ers | D. Smith practices Thursday

Thu, 21 Dec 2006 18:59:13 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (hamstring) practiced Thursday, Dec. 21, and it appears he will start Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

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49ers | D. Smith practices Wednesday

Wed, 20 Dec 2006 21:54:09 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, Dec. 20, and is questionable for Week 16. Smith has a good chance to return for the game.

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49ers | D. Smith could return Week 16

Mon, 18 Dec 2006 16:53:47 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (hamstring) may return for the team's Week 16 game.

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49ers | D. Smith might be available for Week 16

Fri, 15 Dec 2006 18:37:05 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (hamstring) might be available for the Week 16 game. He has missed the past two games with a left hamstring injury.

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49ers | Week 15 Inactives

Thu, 14 Dec 2006 16:02:48 -0800

The San Francisco 49ers have declared OG Adam Snyder, DL Anthony Adams, FB Chris Hetherington, LB Derek M. Smith, TE Eric Johnson, QB Shaun Hill, WR Taylor Jacobs inactive for Week 15.

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49ers | Week 15 Inactives

Thu, 14 Dec 2006 15:58:59 -0800

The San Francisco 49ers have declared OG Adam Snyder, DL Anthony Adams, FB Chris Hetherington, LB Derek M. Smith, TE Eric Johnson, QB Shaun Hill, WR Taylor Jacobs inactive for Week 15.

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49ers | D. Smith misses practice Wednesday, OUT for Week 15

Wed, 13 Dec 2006 19:26:52 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (hamstring) missed practice Wednesday, Dec. 13, and is out for Week 15.

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49ers | D. Smith questionable for Week 15

Mon, 11 Dec 2006 14:40:59 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (hamstring) will be questionable for Week 15.

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49ers | Week 14 Inactives

Sun, 10 Dec 2006 12:42:41 -0800

The San Francisco 49ers have declared OG Adam Snyder, DL Anthony Adams, FB Chris Hetherington, LB Derek M. Smith, TE Eric Johnson, OG Harvey Dahl, QB Shaun Hill, CB Shawntae Spencer inactive for Week 14.

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49ers | Week 14 Inactives

Sun, 10 Dec 2006 12:19:22 -0800

The San Francisco 49ers have declared OG Adam Snyder, DL Anthony Adams, FB Chris Hetherington, LB Derek M. Smith, TE Eric Johnson, OG Harvey Dahl, QB Shaun Hill, CB Shawntae Spencer inactive for Week 14.

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49ers | Week 14 Inactives

Sun, 10 Dec 2006 12:18:55 -0800

The San Francisco 49ers have declared OG Adam Snyder, DL Anthony Adams, FB Chris Hetherington, LB Derek M. Smith, TE Eric Johnson, OG Harvey Dahl, QB Shaun Hill, CB Shawntae Spencer inactive for Week 14.

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49ers | D. Smith misses practice Thursday

Thu, 07 Dec 2006 19:27:56 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (hamstring) missed practice Thursday, Dec. 7, and is out for Week 14.

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49ers | D. Smith misses practice Wednesday, OUT for Week 14

Wed, 06 Dec 2006 18:49:21 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (hamstring) missed practice Wednesday, Dec. 6, and is out for Week 14.

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49ers | D. Smith OUT for Week 14

Mon, 04 Dec 2006 19:44:18 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (hamstring) is out for the Week 14 game with a left hamstring strain. He has a chance to play Week 15.

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49ers | Update on D. Smith's eye condition

Thu, 02 Nov 2006 19:41:04 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (eye) has been bothered all season by a muscle strain in his left eye that limits the movement of his eyeball up and to the left. The condition has caused him much discomfort and some bouts of dizziness. Smith decided against undergoing surgery because it would have ended his season. The condition will likely require four months of rest to heal on its own.

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49ers | D. Smith wearing a special visor

Thu, 26 Oct 2006 19:24:34 -0700

Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith has been equipped with a visor to help compensate for a problem with his left eye. Smith, who leads the team in tackles with 53, has experienced difficulty changing his sightlines up and down in his eye. A small portion of the visor has a prism, which enable him to have a larger vertical field of vision.

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