Report: 49ers insider believes Justin Smith will return next season

Justin Smith has been contemplating retirement since the end of last season. 

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San Francisco 49ers DT Justin Smith has been on the fence about retirement for a while now.

There is still no official word from Smith, but at least one 49ers insider believes he will be returning for another year.

49ers beat writer Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle said on an appearance on 95.7 radio that he believes Smith will be back in 2015. 

(h/t Cover 32)