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Golden Nuggets: No news certainly is better, given recent happenings

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Saturday, June 29, 2013 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet.

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Seems like everybody doing those "Mt. Rushmore" things now. Personally, I find it a bit pointless to do it for the San Francisco 49ers, but then again, I just think it's glaringly obvious which players would be on their's. I suppose it's not as cut and dry as some other teams, though I've seen a few argue about the fourth player on -- that is, after Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and Ronnie Lott (unless coaches are counted, then it gets more difficult).

Anyway, slow news day once again. As a reader pointed out yesterday, given the kind of news that's circulating around the NFL, the 49ers not being in said news is definitely preferred. However I suppose you can't really say the current news story is even related to the New England Patriots, as they did the right thing (whether or not Aaron Hernandez is convicted) by releasing the player.

Onto the links. Enjoy.

49ers Super Bowl XIX ring lost, then found at San Jose airport (CSN Bay Area)

Donte Whitner: Cleaning up the garbage since 2011 (BA Sports Guy)

Aldon Smith won't be crushed if he misses sack record (NFL)

Kaepernick: A body that doesn't know rest never craves it (Barrows)

Reid's Speed May Give 49ers an Upgrade on Defense (NBC Bay Area)

49er Vernon Davis' art gallery opens new exhibit this weekend (Mercury News)

Lawrence Okoye: Football is the hardest thing I've done (NFL)

Who should be on the 49ers' Mt. Rushmore (Cohn)