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GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 28: Linebacker Malcolm Smith #51 of the San Francisco 49ers tackles tight end Jermaine Gresham #84 of the Arizona Cardinals during the fourth quarter at State Farm Stadium on October 28, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

49ers Cut Former Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith

Despite having three years to go on his five-year contract, linebacker Malcolm Smith has been axed by the 49ers.

The former Super Bowl MVP’s dismissal, announced Tuesday, comes after he appeared in just 12 games since signing his $26.5 million deal with San Francisco in 2017. While Smith did play in three preseason games this year, he managed to make only two tackles.

The 30-year-old former Seahawk is probably best known for his 69-yard touchdown run after intercepting a pass by the Broncos’ Peyton Manning in Super Bowl XLVIII.

 

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