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Golden Nuggets: Eric Reid looks good, Darius Fleming goes down

Monday, July 29, 2013 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of 49ers links from around the web.

Finally, a new picture of Eric Reid to use!!!
Finally, a new picture of Eric Reid to use!!!
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Day 4 of training camp saw more of the same from a lot of the players. Ian Williams continues to get solid reviews all around. Marlon Moore is another name that pops up frequently. One new addition to the list of standouts was rookie free safety Eric Reid. He's been looking lost in coverage but had a good day on Sunday. He nabbed his first INT, called the play of the day by one, and broke up another play and appeared to have control over the vast swath of field he'll be charged with covering should he win the starting job.

On a down note, Darius Fleming appeared to suffer a serious knee injury to the same knee that kept him out of action in 2012. He was on the PUP for the start of camp but was removed in time to re-injure himself. Let's hope it's not as bad as initially feared. There are a lot of nagging injuries to the receiving corps, but with Monday a scheduled day off, hopefully they'll be back to full strength for the resumption of activities on Tuesday.

Training Camp: Day 4

Matt Barrows thought Eric Reid looked great in pass coverage yesterday. Were any of us starting to get worried about the early reports? He also notes that while Jewel Hampton has looked good as a runner this offseason, he was unimpressive in pass blocking situations. Might that keep him off the field? | Training camp D4: Spillman starts, but Reid shines at safety (Barrows)

Christian Gin gives you his observations. Some of the same names keep popping up. Marlon Moore and Ian Williams are mentioned frequently as players standing out so far. Moore is close to earning 'human highlight reel' recognition for some of his catches. With the receiving corps so banged up and no one really standing out, Moore may be one of the surprise additions to the roster. | 49ers 2013 Training Camp Practice Notes Day 4: Darius Fleming goes down (Gin)

The injury bug was at it again. It seemed as though most of the wide receiving corps is banged up in one way or another while Darius Fleming's injury, to the same knee that forced him to miss all of '12, had a big effect on the players. | LB Fleming re-injures knee; injury bug also hits WR corps (Barrows)

49ers camp report: Fleming sustains injury (Maiocco)

Reid Records First INT of Camp (

More Camp News

Eric Branch discusses the battle for the starting free safety position. Craig Dahl has been getting more of the first team reps, but Eric Reid is the presumed favorite to win the job going into the season. Neither player impressed early on, but Reid just turned in his best day to date, according to many. | No. 1 ... for now: Dahl battling to keep first-round pick off the field (Branch)

Christian Gin had a different account of it above in his days notes, but... | Lawrence Okoye Impresses in Pads (

Tarell Brown Situation

Mike Sando thinks that Harbaugh will win some hearts and minds in the locker room by coming out and going to bat for Tarell Brown. He says there should be some way to reach a solution. | Jim Harbaugh shows he has player's back (Sando)

Report: Jim Harbaugh didn't know about Tarell Brown's contract (Gin)

Players Speak

Here's a nice piece on Vernon Davis and the appearance of some serious chemistry between he and Colin Kaepernick. There are some other notes on the team as well. | 49ers TE Davis sees himself as 'piece of puzzle' (Sac Bee)

49ers' Vernon Davis: 'I'm not here for statistics' (Mercury News)

TRANSCRIPT - Vernon Davis: "It's a beautiful thing to be able to work with the wide receivers." (Cohn)

TRANSCRIPT - Aldon Smith: "I don't think any team wanted to let me set the record on them." (Cohn)

Coach Harbaugh Speaks

Transcript: Jim Harbaugh impressed with Vernon Davis, Marlon Moore (Gin)

Coach's Notebook: July 28 (

Harbaugh: Okoye plays better in pads (Maiocco)

TRANSCRIPT - Harbaugh on Vernon Davis: "I've seen a lot of improvement in his route running. He looks leaner, too." (Cohn)

Other Stuff

Can't get enough of Colin Kaepernick? Here's another one for you. | San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick: a man of action and few words (LA Times)

It's all about offense for defensive-minded assistant Mangini (Maiocco)

49ers' Aldon Smith out to grow rep as sacks leader (Mercury News)

49ers' Colin Kaepernick is an uplifting presence (Barrows)

Nnamdi Asomugha Embraces 49ers Culture (

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