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Old 08-28-2009, 04:03 PM   #1
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Default PFT: Marvel Smith to Retire

Once again, I have to tip my hat to the Steelers for knowing just the right time to cut ties. And thanks, Marvel, for all your contributions to the team!

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on August 28, 2009 3:11 PM ET
Just moments after we posted on 49ers tackle Marvel Smith possibly retiring, Mike Florio has confirmed through a league source that Smith is, indeed, through with football.

Smith was originally expected to start at right tackle, but his back problems wouldn't allow it. It's uncertain if Smith earned any guaranteed money from the 49ers, but the team did include clauses in their contract with Smith to protect them from injuries.

Smith won two Super Bowl rings in nine seasons with Pittsburgh, and started throughout their championship run after the 2005 season.
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