Golden Nuggets: Who will nab Alex Smith?

Christian Petersen

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of 49ers links from around the web.

Alex Smith Saga

Saga is a word used to describe epic Norse poems. I don't use it lightly, here. This trade situation and all the rumors swirling around it are epic. It looks as though the Arizona Cardinals are the latest team to have their name affixed to mayhem. | Report: Cardinals interested in Alex Smith (Gin)

How many teams are really in the Alex Smith 'sweepstakes' (if they can be called that)? Are the 49ers leveraging the rumors? Everything I know about Coach Harbs and Baalke tells me I know they're manipulating the situation. Why wouldn't they? | 49ers using Cardinals, Browns to drive up Smith's price? (49erswebzone)

Alex Smith and the Cards: a few thoughts (Sando)

Report: Cardinals among teams with interest in Alex Smith (Branch)

Report: Cardinals might jump into Alex Smith trade pool (Barrows)

And as a reminder of how good a person he is and how much we like him... | Alex Smith's foundation held up as a non-profit model (Branch)

Other 49ers Personnel News

BASG puts forth the idea that the 49ers will part ways with one of their two safeties. They both garnered postseason accolades but failed to hold up in the playoffs, when the front seven was no longer capable of generating pressure. Chris Culliver as free safety is proposed. Don't know how I feel about that. You? | 49ers will probably have at least one new starting safety in 2013 (BASG)

And, the rumor that's set off a firestorm of web speculation. Some reports have none other than Ricky Jean-Francois gaining interest from the Green Bay Packers. We all like what RJF brings to the table, but if he wants a chance to start and starter money, he'll have to go elsewhere. | Report: Packers interested in Jean Francois (CSN)

Upgrading secondary is on 49ers' wish list (NBC)

49ers Draft News

Here's a look at what the 49ers could do with the 31st pick. TE, CB, WR, SS, and NT are all positions that make an appearance in the article. We could possibly draft a player at each of those positions. | A look at 49ers' options with 31st pick (Press Democrat)

NFL Scouting Combine live blog (Cohn)

Assorted 49ers News

Mike Sando notes that the 49ers are the only team in the NFC West to keep both offensive coordinator and defensive coordinator for the last two seasons. And we get them for a third! I love continuity. | When two years is an NFL eternity (Sando)

Jim Harbaugh praised for leadership (49ers.com)

49ers at a crossroads (49erswebzone)

2012 plays of the year: Big plays (49ers.com)

SC stadium has sustainable vision (49ers.com)

VIDEO: Combine conversation: Jim Harbaugh (49ers.com)

VIDEO: Combine conversation: Matt Malaspina (49ers.com)

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