Golden Nuggets: Demarcus Dobbs Suspended; Joe Staley Returns to Last Open Practice

Joe Robbins

Thursday, August 15, 2013 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of 49ers links from around the web.

Demarcus Dobbs has gone and gotten suspended. He was really looking good, the staff appears to like him and I was excited about his progress. His suspension falls under the substance abuse policy, not the performance enhancing drug section, and is for one game. Disappointing, really. We're not sure what the circumstances are, with some speculating it may have something to do with his DUI arrest. We'll find out more soon.

As for the practice, it was the last day open to the media. It sounded like another fun one. I'll let the beat writers explain all of that to you. There'll be Dobbs links and assorted other stuff below.

Day 16 Recaps

In BASG's notes A.J. Jenkins showed some serious hunger in coming back and snatching a ball from in front of Tarell Brown. Chad Hall had the catch of the day. And Lawrence Okoye can teach you how to Dougie. | 49ers practice notes: Hall's catch fires up the offense, Okoye teaches everyone how to Dougie (BASG)

Joe Staley returned to practice, which is good news. There's no telling if he'll play against KC, but conventional wisdom would say no. Eric Reid took the first team free safety snaps. We're not hearing bad things about it, so hopefully he's in the process of winning the job. | 49ers WRs Conclude Camp in Style (

MarQueis Gray had his second straight strong practice. We'll see a lot of he and Garrett Celek, with presumed No. 2 Vance McDonald missing the game due to 'something he's working through'. | Day 16: Staley Returns and 49ers Prep for KC (Biderman)

49ers 2013 Training Camp Practice Notes: Day 16 (Gin)

First day at 49ers training camp for dummies (BASG)

Alex Smith / Chiefs News

Alex Smith, whom we all know, gave an interview that touched on his time with the 49ers, the meaning of this week's preseason game and his life as a Chief. There's video embedded. | Alex Smith: I made peace with 49ers fans, organization (Maiocco)

Four QBs to Play vs. Chiefs (

Alex Smith Q&A: Harbaugh helped 49ers career end without regret (SF Gate)

Alex Smith is learning from Kaepernick's old coach; "Very ironic," he says (Barrows)

Demarcus Dobbs

Matt Barrows gets the honor of breaking you the bad news. Thanks Matt. Everyone, kill the messenger! | NFL suspends 49ers' Demarcus Dobbs one game (Barrows)

Report: Demarcus Dobbs suspended for season opener (Gin)

49ers DL Dobbs on suspension: ‘I feel like I have a second chance' (Mercury News)

Kaepernick News

Hee hee hee. | In Jim Harbaugh's dreams, he plays like Colin Kaepernick (BASG)

Colin Kaepernick wants you to know: He's smarter than you may think (

Colin Kaepernick appears on the cover of GQ (SF Gate)

Other News

One player I'm excited about after the first preseason game is Perrish Cox. We need a CB who can be added to the mix on special teams. Cox showed us just that. He also looked good on defense. | Perrish Cox could have significant role on 49ers (Gin)

Ian Williams has garnered a lot of attention for his play at nose tackle, basically overshadowing the presumed favorite for the job, newly signed Glenn Dorsey. But when you hear the coaches talk about Dorsey, they seem happy with what he's doing. | 49ers expectation for Dorsey: Keep doing what he's doing (Maiocco)

Coach's Notebook: Aug. 14 (

49ers discipline - Harbaugh handles Spillman/Thomas fight internally, Dobbs suspended for Week 1 for violating substance abuse policy (BASG)

QB Kaepernick writes out lofty to-do list; Dobbs suspended for 49ers opener (Inman)

Jim Harbaugh Admires QB's Drive (

Forbes' NFL valuations: 49ers top 10, Raiders at bottom (CSN)

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