Good morning ladies and gents. I was hoping to come around and find that we've all stopped talking about Vernon Davis, but it looks like that's not happening. That's fine and all -- it's a big issue -- I just think that nothing that needs to be said hasn't already been said. So to offer up a brief reprieve from that, I'll talk about something else.
For the SB Nation mothership, I recently was asked to pick one player on the San Francisco 49ers who is an underachiever and write a post on him. The post isn't live yet, but I went with running back Kendall Hunter. While I'm not certain Hunter fits the exact definition of an underachiever, I do think it's worth noting that this is the year he absolutely needs to get it together. Maybe he's not the feature back of the future, but he needs to show the 49ers he's at least quality backup material, and possibly audition for the rest of the league.
Just a thought I had. Onto your links for the day, folks.
Kap: Structure of extension meant to keep team together (Maiocco)
Harbaugh's parting words to players: Stay out of trouble (Barrows)
Harbaugh's words of caution resonate with Kaepernick (Maiocco)
The 49ers way: No contract negotiations until player reports (Maiocco)
Kaepernick has more of what he needs to succeed (Purdy)
Aldon Smith finishes positive minicamp, says he's now 'going to enjoy my month' (Inman)
Harbaugh urges players to avoid "foes" during break between minicamp and training camp (BA Sports Guy)
49ers notes: Teammates say Michael Crabtree looks explosive again after returning from torn Achilles last season (Barrows)
Kaepernick on potentially stronger passing emphasis: 'I'm always good to throw a few more balls' (Inman)
Notes from final 49ers minicamp practice: players escape unscathed, locker room basketball hoop not so lucky (BA Sports Guy)
Jim Harbaugh tells 49ers to be aware (Williamson)
Can Okoye make 49ers roster as a special teamer (Barrows)
Top 100 Players of 2014: Aldon Smith (49ers)
Mic'd Up: OC Greg Roman at Minicamp (49ers)
Lawrence Okoye's Chances of Making the Team, Lattimore Working Hard (49ers)