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Torrey Smith: 'Last few years were terrible professionally' with 49ers

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Wide receiver Torrey Smith was officially released Tuesday by the San Francisco 49ers, the team with which he had signed a five-year, $40 million deal back in 2015.

The former Ravens and Maryland Terrapins standout joined SportsTalk Live on Tuesday night in his first televised interview since news broke. 

Asked by host Rob Carlin to give a sense of his two seasons in San Francisco, Smith held little back.

"Last few years were terrible professionally, you know? Football, it wasn't fun," he said. "Wasn't very involved, so it wasn't a fun two years as a player, but had some great relationships with a lot of people out there."

"Loved the locker room, loved my teammates and I loved both coaching staffs I was involved with as well so it just was I came in at the wrong time but I'm still thankful for the opportunity that they gave me."

Smith caught 33 passes for 663 yards and four touchdowns in his debut season with the 49ers in 2015. He was featured less this past season, catching just 20 passes for 267 yards and three touchdowns. 

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