49ers coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed OLB Aldon Smith (shoulder surgery) is expected to be ready for the beginning of training camp.
Harbaugh also believes Smith is beginning to become a more mature player and person. "This is just an observation, but he's changing," Harbaugh said. "You can see it in his face and his body. He's kind of going from that lad -- kind of a strong, very mature lad -- to a grown man. I think that's another good thing." Smith should be motivated by his down finish to an otherwise excellent 2012.