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Golden Nuggets: 49ers open rookie minicamp

Saturday May 24, 2014 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of 49ers links from around the web.

Thearon W. Henderson

Good morning everyone, the biggest piece of news from yesterday was the 49ers opening their rookie minicamp. It's open to both rookies and second year players who spent no time on the 53 man roster last season. That means NFI players like Marcus Lattimore were able to participate. There are no pads, only helmets and clothes, so getting a complete picture of the players will be impossible. But despite that, I'm really looking forward to seeing how the guys look in practice.

Unfortunately we didn't get to see as much as we would have liked as some of the more intriguing players were either unavailable or limited. Marcus Lattimore and first round pick Jimmie Ward were both limited from minor injuries and Luke Marquardt was cut last night after not showing up for the first day of camp. According to Matt Barrows, Marquardt was eligible to participate due to being on the NFI all last season, but for some reason he wasn't on hand to participate. I was a little surprised at the move since Marquardt is young and has ideal Tackle measurements. He has those long arms that Baalke seems to love and at 6'8 and 315, he certainly looks the part. The decision could have been due to him not showing up, or it could be that his injury is more serious than we realized. At this point it's hard to tell what really happened. To the links!

First impressions, notes and quotes from first day of 49ers rookie minicamp (BASG)

Photos from 49ers rookie minicamp (BASG)

49ers release offensive tackle Luke Marquardt (Barrows)

Marcus Lattimore, Jimmie Ward Limited for 49ers Rookie Minicamp (49ers)

Lattimore's knee is fine, but limited during 49ers rookie camp (Maiocco)

Meet the Faulkner: Rookie QB eager to show he’s fast learner (Inman)

Faulkner in spotlight as only quarterback at 49ers’ rookie minicamp (Barrows)

Best-case scenario: Marcus Martin (ESPN)

LaMichael James joins 49ers’ voluntary workouts (Barrows)

Jerry Rice Jr. Tweets Arrival to Rookie Camp, Week in Review Roundup (49ers)

Jerry Rice Jr. Chooses Not to Wear No. 80 at 49ers Rookie Minicamp (49ers)

49ers Mailbag: What Hyde pick means for future of RB position (Maiocco)

49ers rookie minicamp: full roster (Barrows)

Jim Harbaugh on the 49ers’ handling of Aldon Smith: "All of our actions, there’s consequences, good or bad" (Barrows)

Aldon Smith still ‘coming to work’ in wake of no-contest pleas (Inman)

49ers Sign Third-Round Draft Pick Brandon Thomas (49ers)