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Golden Nuggets: Two Players Signed From Tryouts, Dashon Goldson Still Missing

I'm apologizing in advance for an abbreviated Nuggets. I'm filling in and have very little time. So instead of me prattling on about this or that I'll dive straight into the links. Enjoy.

The 49ers have signed two of the tryout players. They are LB Eric Bakhtiari and DB Ben Hannula. Notably left out was Mike Iupati's brother Andrew. | 49ers add two players from tryouts. (Maiocco)

Much was made about A.J. Jenkins being out of shape at the rookie minicamp. Eric Branch gives us the veterans take on Aldon Smith last year, and, in case you're not going to read on, it wasn't good. He vomited and was drooling from exhaustion. It all turned out OK for him. | Out of shape Jenkins ahead of Aldon Smith. (Branch)

Matt Maiocco gives us the rookies reactions, via Twitter, of the rookie minicamp. A.J. Jenkins, LaMichael James and Chris Owusu weigh in. | Rookie minicamp impressions. (Maiocco)

Dashon Goldson is not close to signing his franchise tender. He has yet to take part in any team organized activities and, despite rumors to the contrary, did not arrive in the Bay Area this weekend. | Goldson not close to signing. (CSN Bay Area)

Matt Barrows has another good story on LaMichael James. Yesterday he credited his grandmother for his success and today he credits his tough neighborhood. | James credits neighborhodd for success. (Barrows)

Cam Inman has some thoughts about the 49ers. Included are the NFL's top 100 players, Dashon Goldson's holdout and more. | Inman's notes on the Niners. (Inman)

Coach Jim Harbaugh is looking for creative destruction. What in the world that means, I don't know. Dylan DeSimone may explain it to you in his article. | Coach looking for creative destruction. (DeSimone)

Aldon Smith continues to progress. He's working on his pass coverage skills and even ran the gauntlet with the new receivers. | Aldon Smith continues to progress. (

Mike Sando gives us his impressions of the 49ers offseason. By his measure, the positives are huge and the negatives a minimum. Success! | Sando's thoughts on the Niners offseason. (Sando)

What good are the rookie minicamps? Mike Sando explains the ins and outs. | Sando on rookie minicamps. (Sando)

The kids are sitting at the adult table. At least, that's how I'd like to think of it. The rookies have joined the veterans at football school and have given them a dose of energy. | Rookies add energy to football school. (

Video footage of yesterday's workout. (Mercury News)

Grant Cohn gives us his NFL Power Rankings and the 49ers are 4th. That's OK by me. | Cohn's power rankings. (Cohn)

Grant Cohn gives us 5 ways the 49ers should improve next season. LaMichael James versatility and Alex Smith's continuing improvement are two of them. | 5 ways the Niners should improve. (Cohn)

That's it guys...short and sweet. I'm back tomorrow and hope to have a link-filled linkstravaganza for you. Until then.

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