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Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet

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Training camp will finally get started on Thursday. With camp looming, some interesting battles will take place for the few spots on the team that are not necessarily secured. The biggest battle would seem to be the cornerback battle. While Brock seems assured of his place, the other CB position is up for grabs. Culliver seems to be the leader of the pack, but not a surefire starter. He will have to fight to earn the spot. Another spot on the defense up for grabs at this moment is the ILB spot usually occupied by Bowman. With NaVorro out for a good part of the season, someone will have to earn the spot next to All Pro Patrick Willis. Wilhoite is probably the leader of the group due to the fact that he filled in well when Willis was out injured. But Borland, Skov and others could be worthy contenders for that spot.

On the offensive side of the ball, the battles don't seem to be as intense. One good battle will be who is the primary backup for Frank Gore. Hunter, Lattimore, and Hyde all bring something to the table and all could do well in the spot. Another thing to watch for is how Vance McDonald does during training camp. With Vernon Davis holding out, McDonald will be in the spotlight and will want to prove he can be a dangerous weapon for the offense. It should be fun to see how these battles turn out.

49ers Links

He will be a big part of this offense |Carlos Hyde's Role (Williamson)

Offensive Line Camp Preview (Maiocco)

Ending The Holdouts (Lynch)

Reid Knows How To Deal With Camp Heat (Maiocco)

This is one of the more intriguing battles and I feel one of the rookies will out | Inside LB Camp Battle (Barrows)

I'm interested to see what Harbaugh can do with Gabbert | Gabbert: The Back Up (Branch)

What's Kap Up To? (Price)

The RB Question (Branch)

Well that didn't take long | 1st Arrest At Levi's Stadium (Roberts)

He is one player that needs to prove his worth. It's been awhile since we have seen him | The Return Of Culliver (Branch)

3 Things To Watch For In NFC West Camp (Wesseling)

It will be fun to see how this group performs. We haven't had a good group in awhile | Previewing The WRs (Maiocco)

Previewing The TEs (Maiocco)

Get back soon NaVorro! | Who Replaces Bowman? (Branch)

The biggest weakness of the team. Who will step up | The Battle At CB (Price)