Patrick Willis, Justin Smith expected to retire

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis and defensive lineman Justin Smith are expected to retire. Willis is a seven-time Pro Bowl selection. He had season-ending toe surgery last year. Willis was named to the Pro Bowl as a rookie. He was due $8.315 million total this year. Willis played collegiately at Ole Miss. Smith is a gritty veteran lineman who's a former Cincinnati Bengals first-round draft pick from Missouri. Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun  
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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