With reports pouring in that Dashon Goldson agreed to terms on a one year deal for $2 million and Reggie Smith sending out a variety of vague tweets, it's hard to tell what exactly is going on. On Saturday, Smith started practice but then according to Coach Harbaugh, "he felt something that limited him the rest of the day." The 49ers didn't have practice yesterday but it's possible Smith went in to get whatever it was looked at. Here are Reggie Smith's three most recent tweets beginning late last night:
Everything happens 4 a reason & I believe it. Just wished it wouldn't have happened right now. But with God on my side I know it will be OK
Appreciate all the support from everybody. I'll be fine twit fam
Up and ready, time to get busy!!!
We don't really know what any of this means at this point. The first tweet sounded ominous, but it very well could have been any piece of bad news, injury or otherwise. In looking through Dashon Goldson's tweet, he sent this one out yesterday before Reggie Smith's first tweet:
I hate physicals...well the urine sample part at least
I'd imagine the physical was in relation to his 49ers contract. It doesn't tell us anything about the reasoning, but maybe we'll learn a bit more today. The 49ers beat writers are able to speak with players before and after practice, and I'd imagine they'll try and speak with Smith and/or Goldson, among others. At some point there has to be some kind of information that gets either officially from Smith or a member of the front office or via some sort of leak.
As it currently stands, the 49ers have sizable corps of safeties including Reggie Smith, Dashon Goldson, Donte Whitner, Madieu Williams, C.J. Spillman, Taylor Mays. They've also got guys like Curtis Taylor, Chris Maragos, and even Colin Jones, although Jones is expected to primarily play in a special teams role.
With all these safeties, how do they sort this mess out? Injury news would clear some of it up, so I guess we'll just have to wait for more on that.