49ers' Aldon Smith awaits his fate

August, 15, 2014
Aug 15
11:25
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The Aldon Smith watch has reached its second week.

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The San Francisco 49ers' star pass-rusher met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in New York on Aug. 7. Smith faces a possible suspension because of several off-field issues.

Thus far, Goodell hasn't given any indication of his decision. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported last week that the suspension could be as long as six-to-eight games. Last week, an NFL source close to the situation said Goodell was expected to make a decision in one-to-two weeks.

This week, 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said Dan Skuta and Corey Lemonier could both help take over if Smith misses time. Both of those players played last season when the 49ers went 5-0 while Smith was in a treatment center.

Smith, who has been the star of training camp, was singled out by Baltimore coach John Harbaugh last week when the Ravens and 49ers worked out together for three days. San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh said Smith is "at the highest level" of his position. Smith has 42 sacks in 43 regular-season games.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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