Golden Nuggets: Camp Alex Returns, As Do I

Good morning everyone, Ninjames back again for the Golden Nuggets. Thanks to Fooch for covering them during my birthday and birthday shenanigans. It was a great day, thanks to a key person or two, and also thanks to the folks who got at me on Twitter and posted here on NN wishing me a happy birthday, it was great. As for our 49ers, I haven't been keeping up, so there may be repeat links. If I post any that Fooch happened to post, go ahead and ridicule me unmercifully in the comments, I can't be bothered to actually go back and click two whole days worth of Nuggets just for your convenience! It's not my birthday anymore, so I don't care about you! Any of you! Suck eggs, losers! That was mean. I apologize. On to the links.

There's a lot of competition at the wide receiver for the 49ers. Honestly, as I noted before, the Alex Smith will not suffer from a lack of targets, but I would not be opposed to the 49ers pursuing a receiver in free agency. (SFGate.com)

Cue BustaTheRippa, as there's been another Alex Smith-led camp for most of the offensive players so they can learn the playbook from Smith. It's on for next week, maybe I should head out there and see if I can get Smith to be as mean to me as he was to Tim Kawakami and that other guy I can't remember because he doesn't matter, but was equally upset? (CSNBayArea.com)

Joe Staley has nothing negative to say about Michael Crabtree. That's a great start, whether he is just not speaking, or legitimately has no problem with Crabtree. (SacBee.com)

Dashon Goldson hopes to return to the 49ers in 2011, and I think the feeling is mutual. There's very few anti-Goldson people here on Niners Nation, it's mostly just people who don't want to overpay for a guy who really is boom-or-bust at this stage in his career. Flip a coin. (Examiner.com)

Here's some excerpts from Barrows' latest chat. (SacBee.com)

Jim Tomsula hosted a camp for Down syndrome awareness. He's a great guy. (PittsburghLive.com)

This is a piece looking at the 49ers quarterbacks through the (probably recent) years, and I'm just not masochistic enough to want to read it. You're on your own. (CSNBayArea.com)

Here's yet another breakdown of the wide receivers, this one from Sando's blog. (ESPN.com)

49ers and NFL Announce Field Grant (49ers.com)

Catching Up With Jed York (49ers.com)

Yesterday on Niners Nation

Golden Nuggets: Getting Some National Publicity Can Be Nice | Fooch
2011 49ers Training Camp: More Bodies In Camp? | Fooch
2011 NFL Free Agency Primer: The Center Position And Our San Francisco 49ers | nocal81
Caption This, or, Capsize This | howtheyscored
Ray McDonald, Isaac Sopoaga & Ricky Jean-Francois: How Do You Utilize Them? | Fooch
NN NFL Tournament of Badness Opening Round: Seattle Seahawks and The Super Bowl Circus | Ninjames
San Francisco 49ers Draft History: Worst 10 Picks Since 1990 (According to Stats) | Florida Danny

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