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Golden Nuggets: Kap Implications and the OTAs

Monday, June 9, 2014 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of 49ers links from around the web.

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We're still at the slow point in the off-season where team activities are voluntary and not much is trickling out from the media. There is still some discussion of how Colin Kaepernick's "creative" contract will affect future mega-deals and how he will perform over the length of this deal. As for Colin, he did take some time with family to celebrate his new deal. There are also a few (emphasis on the 'few') whispers coming out of OTAs and even a few pics on social media. Once mandatory team activities begin, we should get a slight bump in news items, but till then we will have to patiently suffer through our #firstworldproblems.


There are two sides to Kap's new deal: 1) He and his agent really dropped the ball, or 2) It will set a new precedent for future contracts. | A new model for megacontracts? (ESPN-John Clayton)

If this happens, it will mean Kap has his "breakout" season as a passer. | San Francisco 49ers: Can The 49ers Have Two Receivers Reach 1000 Yards? (Golden Gate Sports)

Nice look back at a 2011 draft trade that has worked out pretty well for both teams involved. | Colin Kaepernick's first big deal began with Broncos (Denver Post)

It's not really new, but the team site compiled the photo galleries of Colin Kaepernick into one link for your fandom convenience. | 49ers Photo Collections: Colin Kaepernick (49ers)

Team News

Are the Niners pinching pennies after the Kap deal? | 49ers still have breathing room under salary cap (Maiocco)

It will be interesting to see how quickly Antoine Bethea picks up Vic Fangio's scheme. He'll need to provide strong veteran leadership for a relatively young secondary. | 49ers counting on Bethea for veteran leadership in secondary (Barrows)

Not really a lot of news coming out of the OTA's so this gives a little bit of info. | 49ers Who've Turned Heads in Offseason Workouts (B/R)

Chasing a roster spot on a deeply talented team like the 49ers is a difficult task. | 49ers linebacker Thomas prepared for life after football (Branch)

NFL News

I'm still on the fence about an NFL Development League, but I guess it is an alternative to playing college football while getting some sort of regular compensation. | Developmental league has support, no launch plan (SacBee)

Mandatory attendance for players are coming soon and in the case of the 49ers, we will have to look out for Vernon Davis and Alex Boone's attendance. | Seven teams holding mandatory minicamps this week (PFT)