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Alex Smith Close To Signing With The 49ers?

49ers QB Alex Smith mentioned that he’s “happy” with the team’s three-year offer and added that he’s not looking for a longer contract which had been previously to be the case, via the Sacramento Bee.

Smith added his rep’s are currently working the specifics of the contract and mentioned that he’s “confident” a deal will get done.

We posted some reports that mentioned that San Francisco was reluctant to offer him a contract longer than three-years because they wanted to have the option of going with Colin Kaepernick if Smith wasn’t meeting the teams expectations. Buccaneers QB Josh Johnson was also rumored to be an option if a deal was finalized with Smith.

We have Smith as the #7 best available free agent in our Top 50 Free Agents list.