The 49ers have officially re-signed QB Alex Smith, per John Clayton. This is not a surprise to anyone, as it's been assumed for months now that the Niners would enter the season with Smith under center. Smith receives a one-year, $5 million contract in what is likely his last chance to prove he can be a starting caliber quarterback.
Smith, the former number one overall pick in 2005, failed to win fans' confidence last season while passing for 2,370 yards, 14 TDs and 10 interceptions. After being early season favorites, the Niners started out the year 0-5 and quickly had a quarterback controversy on their hands. Smith waffled a few times between starting and riding the pine, but ended up being the team's most capable signal caller. He'll have to prove he can play consistently this year.
Also announced were the signings of DE Ray McDonald and OL Tony Wragge. McDonald played in 16 games last season, notching 57 tackles, one interception, and two passes defensed. Wragge played in 15 games in 2010 and provides the 49ers a versatile lineman that can play at multiple spots.
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