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Justin Smith contract saves 49ers $4M in cap space

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05:30 PM ET 06.20 | Justin Smith's contract extension with the 49ers cleared more than $4 million in salary cap room this season, a source told CSNBayArea.com. The 49ers are now $6.423 million under the salary cap after Smith's two-year extension through the 2015 season. Smith's extension averages $4.35 million per season over the 2014 and 2015 seasons, the new years added to the deal. Smith, who has earned trips to the Pro Bowl the past four seasons, negotiated the contract with the 49ers without the use of an agent. Under the terms of the deal he signed with the 49ers in 2008, Smith averaged $7.5 million per season.

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Justin Smith speaks during a press conference, Tyler Kaufman-USA TODAY Sports Justin Smith speaks during a press conference, Tyler Kaufman-USA TODAY Sports
 
June 21, 2013  12:09 AM ET

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