Report: Justin Smith signs two-year extension

Matt Maiocco just tweeted Justin Smith has signed a two-year extension, keeping him a 49er through the 2015 season.

The 49ers are taking a leap of faith by extending Smith, who tore a ligament in a his elbow late last season. They’re betting he can fully recover and dominate the line of scrimmage until he’s 36 years old.

Is this a good move for the 49ers? Why or why not?

Here’s a statement from Trent Baalke: “Justin’s All-Pro contributions on the field, as well as his leadership on and off the field, are integral to our success as a team. Justin consistently sets a standard of excellence, serving as an example for everyone within our organization. This contract allows Justin to finish his career as a 49er!”