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49ers likely to pass on Smith option

Updated: April 18, 2014, 5:34 PM ET
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The San Francisco 49ers are not expected to pick up the 2015 fifth-year option on linebacker/defensive end Aldon Smith's contract, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The team has until May 3 to make a decision.

Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport on charges of a false bomb report.

According to Los Angeles World Airports PIO Sgt. Karla Ortiz, the incident happened as a man, later identified as Smith, was going through Terminal ...

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