The San Francisco 49ers are officially activating Aldon Smith Saturday, and with his suspension over, Smith could see limited action in Sunday's game against the New York Giants. San Francisco (5-4) could badly use Smith's presence on the defensive line, but defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said Friday that Smith looked "rusty" following his nine-game suspension.
According to the NFL Network's Ian Rapaport, the 49ers have not yet activated NT Glenn Dorsey. Dorsey, who has been out since Sept. 2 with a biceps injury, must be activated by Monday - otherwise, the 49ers will have to put him on season-ending injured reserve.
Smith was arrested after an incident in April where he allegedly told a TSA agent he was carrying a bomb and refused to cooperate. The fallout led to his 9-game suspension, which would have been shorter if it wasn't the outside linebacker's third arrest since being drafted by the 49ers in 2011.
Smith had 8.5 sacks in 11 games for the 49ers last season after racking up 19.5 in 2012. Smith was named to the Pro Bowl and was selected as a first-team All Pro that year.
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