The 49ers have received a one-week roster exemption for linebacker Aldon Smith, general manager Trent Baalke told 95.7 The Game on Friday.

The team activated Smith from the non-football-injury list Thursday after he completed more than five weeks of substance-abuse treatment.

Baalke told The Game that Smith can practice with the team when it returns to work Monday after Sunday's bye. The 49ers won't have to make a roster move until the day before the Carolina game Nov. 10.

The 49ers' decision to add Smith to their 53-man roster will be based on "several" things, Baalke said.

"There are things off the field that are going to have to continue to be addressed," Baalke said, adding that there is "a well-structured plan in place" that will be monitored "day to day." He didn't reveal details of the plan.

The G.M. also said Smith appreciates being back with the team.

He has "a different perspective, a different outlook," Baalke said of Smith. "His mind is clear, he's very positive, and he understands it's a process, and he's willing to put the time in to make things happen."



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