Monday's move was not a surprise.
Yesterday, police were searching for Smith after a reported domestic violence incident.
Smith's fiancée told TMZ Sports she is scared for his life and hopes he gets the help to turn it around. "I cannot comment on the altercation, but I can tell you I love him and so happy he turned to my family who considers him family and hopefully he gets the help he truly needs".
Aldon Smith of the San Francisco 49ers looks on during a timeout against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum, Dec. 7, 2014 in Oakland, Calif. Beyond those eight words, the organization is known to empathize with and support the personal journey Smith is on, one which he will continue while apart from the club. In his first two seasons, Smith racked up a combined 33.5 sacks and was named a First-Team All-Pro in 2012, notching 19.5 sacks.
According to the Mercury News, "the victim called police again, saying Smith bit her wrists and climbed out her window, possibly fleeing in a black Range Rover, according to dispatch audio reviewed by this news agency".
According to the statement, officers responded to a domestic violence report around 8:30 p.m. local time at a residence on Bush Street in San Francisco.
The victim gave the dispatcher additional details about the assault and said that Smith left the apartment while she was on the phone.