According to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area, the San Francisco 49ers expect to hear from the NFL today whether linebacker Aldon Smith will be reinstated for this week.

Smith is currently serving a nine-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct and substance abuse policies.


Over the summer, Smith pleaded no contest to three counts of illegal weapons possession and two counts of drunken driving. In July, Smith was sentenced to 12 days of work release and three years probation.

In April, Smith was arrested for making a false bomb threat at Los Angeles International Airport. The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office ultimately decided not to charge Smith.