June 5, 2012
49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) listens during practice Tuesday in Santa Clara, Calif.
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In one breath, Aldon Smith said he has moved past the disappointment of not winning the Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award. In the next, he still simmers. “That was last year,” Smith said Tuesday after the San Francisco 49ers wrapped up another offseason organized team activity. “This year, I just want to be the best defensive player in the NFL. “But I haven’t forgotten.”