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Golden Nuggets: Comp picks are in; Parys Haralson restructured

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of 49ers links from around the web.

Aldon Smith bumping Parys Haralson out of the starting lineup.
Aldon Smith bumping Parys Haralson out of the starting lineup.
Thearon W. Henderson

Good morning, Niners Nation. How is everyone? I really thought that once the week rolled around and the NFL owners meeting began we might see some movement on the free agent front. I was wrong. I sense some impatience on the part of some of our fans, and I understand it. Everyone feels like some help in the secondary and help at pass rush are the two things this team needs. We've signed Glenn Dorsey and Craig Dahl. Neither of the two signings has inspired much awe in the faithful. But be patient. I've brought it up before. Remember last season, when we let Adam Snyder walk and there appeared to be no hope at RG. Many thought it would be the undoing of the team. Then, Alex Boone was named the starter, played at a Pro Bowl level, and we had the best line in the world. Let Harbaalke do their thing. It's gonna work out OK.

Parys Haralson Restructures

The situation with Parys Haralson was fairly similar to that of Mario Manningham. The 49ers couldn't afford to keep him at the wage he was slated to make. If he were to be cut, he'd have a hard time finding a better offer on the open market, seeing as he missed all last season due to injury. It's better for both sides if he plays for a lower wage, proves he's healthy, and then works toward a new contract. | Report: 49ers restructure Parys Haralson's contract (Gin)

BASG weighs in on Haralson's tenure with the team. Last year, after being injured and ruled out for the season, he was still frequently seen around the team. By all accounts, he's a great teammate, and that's why the 49ers wanted him back for 2013. | It's not a free agent signing, but it's close: Parys Haralson takes a pay cut (BASG)

Compensatory Picks

As expected, the 49ers received three compensatory picks from the league for their free agent losses before last season. If we don't get busy on the FA front, we could be looking at 'earning' a bunch for 2014!!! | 49ers awarded three extra draft picks (Gin)

Eric Branch explains our compensatory picks and relives the '97 Dolphins draft. Why? Because they had a lot of high draft choices, like our 49ers this year. | Compensatory picks, 49ers' stash, and '97 Dolphins draft (Branch)

Matt Barrows discusses the picks and our greatest needs going forward. | Rich get richer: 49ers awarded three extra draft picks (Barrows)

Assorted News

Mike Sando has a piece on the out-of-character Wes Welker rant by Patriots owner Robert Kraft. He applies the lessons learned from it to the NFC West. It was a bizarre incident from an otherwise contained and controlled owner. Plus, it's a slow news day. | NFC West lessons from Robert Kraft rant (Sando)

I hate the 'tuck rule', always have. But if they abolish it, then Raiders fans may actually have something legitimate to complain about, and I dread that. | Rule-change proposals: 'Tuck Rule' to be abolished? (Maiocco)

Maiocco has some assorted notes. Tops on the list, for those of you freaking out about the state of our secondary, is the statement that the 49ers are still strongly in contention for free agent uber-bust Nnamdi Asomugha. | Even after visit with Saints, Asomugha still on 49ers' radar (Maiocco)

Matt Barrows takes a look at options for the 49ers at No. 2 QB (or No. 3 if you think Tolzien is ready). Josh Johnson could be on the list. Matt Hasselbeck was rumored to be an option, but is now reportedly close to signing a deal with the Colts. | QB watch: Josh Johnson waiting for a call; What about Tyler Thigpen? (Barrows)

Harbaugh excited to meet tough-guy Anquan Boldin (Barrows)

Hasselbeck is available once again for the 49ers (Maiocco)

NFL Super Bowl L in 49ers stadium: Santa Clara agrees to league's financial demands to host title game in 2016 (Mercury News)

49 in 49: Pac-12 week (

49 in 49: CB Desmond Trufant (

Who is the 49ers free safety of the future? (Cohn)

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