Released: Aldon Smith is Officially Out of the NFL

Updated: August 7, 2015

Aldon Smith has officially run out of chances in the NFL. The 49ers have officially released Smith following a recent DUI arrest. Smith marks yet another 49er that was on this squad in 2014 who will not be suiting up in 2015.

Aldon has 44 career sacks including a whopping 19.5 in 2012. Remember I wrote in my final 2015 mock draft about him:

15. 49ers: Shane Ray DE/OLB Missouri
How much can one defense take? Justin Smith and Patrick Willis have decided to retire. Then there is the constant question of how long can Aldon Smith stay out of trouble?

Even with his citation, Ray fills a huge need at linebacker. Something tells me the Niners are going to use their newly less talented defense as a scapegoat to dump Smith….

Then I wrote after the 49ers drafted a player at his position:

49ers Harold, Eli OLB 6’3″ 247 Virginia
If he pans out as a top pass rusher, the 49ers will have a scapegoat to get away from Aldon Smith.