Alex Smith Stays in San Francisco

by Adam Gretz

After missing the 2008 season with a shoulder injury, it was possible that Alex Smith's tenure as a San Francisco 49er was over. Despite the injury, and the fact his play, when healthy, has been rather disappointing for a No. 1 overall pick, the 49ers seemed interested in keeping the 24-year-old quarterback around under one condition: him being willing to take a pay cut.

On Monday, the 49ers and Smith agreed to re-work his contract, agreeing to a two-year, $6.5 million deal. According to Matt Maiocco of the Press Democrat, the reduced salary is expected to save the 49ers as much as $6 million against the league's salary cap.

Alex Smith Stays in San Francisco originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Wed, 11 Mar 2009 13:40:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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