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Golden Nuggets: 49ers veterans report!

Thursday, July 25, 2013 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of 49ers links from around the web.

Scott Halleran

The entire 49ers roster is officially back at camp as veterans reported to Santa Clara on Wednesday. The first practice is later today, but in the meantime, the media had a chance to speak with various players at the facility. Patrick Willis and Donte Whitner got much of the coverage, which is not surprising given their veteran status on the team. Colin Kaepernick and Justin Smith will meet with the media today, so I'm sure tomorrow will feature plenty of coverage of that.

On a side note, the first Niners Nation podcast is officially up at Blog Talk Radio. Give it a listen when you get a minute. The podcast is an hour long, and the sound struggles in the first 25 minutes (forgot headphones initially), but it was a fun discussion with Danny Tuccitto, who some of you know here as Florida Danny. This will hopefully become a regular thing. I also have submitted it to iTunes so you should be able to subscribe there soon. On to the links!

Patrick Willis talks schedule

Patrick Willis not looking ahead at opponents on 49ers schedule (Gin)

Willis sees ‘one heck of a schedule … At the same time, we don’t like it easy’ (Inman)

After Super Bowl, 49ers' road back becomes harder (Barrows)

Willis Talks Leadership, 49ers Report to Camp (Biderman - Niners Digest)

Willis Prepares for ‘Tough’ Schedule (49ers.com)

B.J. Daniels offseason workout

Versatile Daniels is doing 'a little of everything' (Maiocco)

For rookie QB Daniels, time in Tampa well spent (Branch)

Donte Whitner talks Ahmad Brooks

Whitner says Brooks is ‘tremendously sorry’ for alleged attack on teammate (Inman)

Whitner on Brooks: ‘He’s tremendously sorry’ (Branch)

Whitner: Brooks is "tremendously sorry" for beer bottle incident (Barrows)

Whitner: Brooks is sorry (Maiocco)

Players awaiting word on Ahmad Brooks (Sando)

Donte Whitner, Carlos Rogers on uncertain future

Whitner on uncertain future: ‘It’s always a concern’ (Branch)

Rogers Confident with CB Role (49ers.com)

Future at stake for Whitner, Rogers (Maiocco)

Cap casualty? Well-compensated Rogers focused on performance (Branch)

Odds and Ends

Kendall Hunter named a "Top 25 NFL breakout prospect" (Bay Area Sports Guy)

49ers opponent breakdown 2013: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Week 15) (Gin)

Marcus Lattimore feeling confident heading into training camp (Gin)

Money run: Contract year for 23 players on this 90-man roster (Inman)

Want to play CB for the 49ers? Only 6-footers need apply (Barrows)

Patton Embraces WR Competition
(49ers.com)

Gore: 49ers ‘Better’ in 2013 (49ers.com)

To Harbaugh, Start of Training Camp is "Better Than Christmas" (NBC Bay Area)

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