Golden Nuggets: Chris Culliver tears ACL

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Friday, August 2nd, 2013 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet.

So the San Francisco 49ers cornerback situation got even more complicated yesterday, with promising young gun Chris Culliver reportedly suffering an ACL tear to completely eliminate any shot of playing this season. Given the way the 49ers approached the cornerback position this offseason, it was easy to assume that Tarell Brown and Culliver stood the best shot at getting significant playing time.

Now Nnamdi Asomugha becomes even more important, though I have to admit I'm a little worried that Tramaine Brock might earn some playing time. Then again, I've been against Brock since he came to San Francisco so it is what it is. I'm moving back to California in two days and I've got a lot to do, so quick links for the day. Enjoy.

MRI reveles torn ACL in Culliver's left knee (Maiocco)

Patrick Willis fractured his hand yesterday, should be ready for Week 1 (BA Sports Guy)

Austin Collie to get second workout with 49ers (Barrows)

Inuries mean opportunities for CB Asomugha, LB Wilhoite (Branch)

New 49ers' kicker Phil Dawson learning those Candlestick winds (Mercury News)

Chiefs OC Pederson calls Alex Smith 'the best in the league' (CSN Bay Area)

49ers' receiver Hall taking advantage of chance to shine (Barrows)

49ers notes: Backup linebackers fill in nicely (Barrows)

Training camp D7: Asomugha continues to shine but Brock has No. 3 CD role (Barrows)

Training camp report: Culliver injures left knee, Vernon Davis catches a TD playing WR (Cohn)

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