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Injury opens spot in San Francisco 49ers' starting lineup for Reuben Foster

Injury opens spot in San Francisco 49ers' starting lineup for Reuben Foster

The 49ers signed Smith as a free agent in March to a five-year, $26.2 million contract, including $13 million in guaranteed money.

The injury to Smith means the 49ers will likely have to put rookie Reuben Foster on the field a little bit earlier than planned.

Smith suffered the injury during the team's practice Saturday at Levi's Stadium.

Fantasy Impact Smith was primed for a solid IDP season playing behind a massive line in front of him and playing next to an all-pro in NaVorro Bowman to attract all the attention off of him.

Now that an opportunity has popped up with Smith's injury, the pressure will be on Foster to prove to the 49ers coaching staff he is ready and capable of stepping into the role of starting linebacker.

The Niners selected Garnett with the No. 28 overall pick in the first round of the 2016 National Football League draft out of Stanford.

Foster was projected to be a top-15 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, but questions regarding a shoulder injury led to him falling to the bottom of the first-round. He will miss time, but likely will not be lost for the season. Foster ascended to work with the second team this week after missing team drills throughout the spring while recovering on surgery to fix a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder.

Veteran Ray-Ray Armstrong is also an option. Smith figured to be the starting weakside linebacker in the 49ers' new 4-3 defense.

"They're both smart, they're both athletic".

The 23-year-old is once again expected to start at right guard for the 49ers in 2017, but his injury could force some shuffling on the depth chart.

"Neither one of them are good news", Shanahan said.

Garnett has primarily played at left guard with the first-team unit during training camp.

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