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Golden Nuggets: Back To The Old Job

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet

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News out of Niners OTAs today is that Patrick Willis may find himself back at his old position of 'Mike' LB. Due to the injury to NaVorro Bowman and the length of time he could be missing, Willis could occupy Bowman's spot and Wilhoite, who most think will take over for Bowman, could take over Willis' spot. Wilhoite filled in admirably when Willis went down so he has the experience to replace our other All-Pro LB.

If Willis does make the move to the 'Mike' LB, it should be a season long change even when Bowman comes back. It's doubtful that Harbaugh would ask Willis to switch positions now and again during the season. If there is anyone that could perform at the high level Bowman plays at, it is definitely Patrick Willis. Hopefully he will not need to play without his linebacking partner for very long. The best LB duo needs to be reunited as soon as possible.

49ers Links

Kap's Contract Talks Begin Again (Maiocco)

The offseason has been a successful one so far. Good moves all the way around | Niners Offseason Update (Williamson)

Lloyd performing very well. Could be one to watch | Week 2 Takeaways (Biderman)

2nd Yr Players Shine in OTAs (Lynch)

Founding 'Tony Montana Squad' Member Back (BASG)

Welcome Back, Costanzo (Maiocco)

Vance McDonald Video (49ers Video)

We know how big of a piece he is for the team. We need him ready to go | Miller Ready To Prove His Worth (Corkran)

All our QBs are athletes | QB Johnson Makes Catch Of The Day (Maiocco)

No big move for Patrick. He used to play there | Willis May Move to 'Mike' (Williamson)

Willis Adjusting With No Bowman (Brown)

Niners Waive Netter, Sign Costanzo (49ers Staff)

Be prepared to hear about these contracts all year long | Top 10 Contract Priorities (Maiocco)

Costanzo Ready To Roll (Branch)

Bruce Miller Talks RB Depth (49ers Video)

Another impact player making his way back from injury. We really have a lot of depth in many positions | Williams Working His Way Back (Maiocco)