File: San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) practices Thursday afternoon, Jan. 16, 2014, in Santa Clara, Calif., preparing for Sunday’s NFC
File: San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) practices Thursday afternoon, Jan. 16, 2014, in Santa Clara, Calif., preparing for Sunday's NFC Championship game against the Seattle Seahawks. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)