San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) practices Thursday afternoon, Jan. 16, 2014, in Santa Clara, Calif., preparing for Sunday’s NFC
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)