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Golden Nuggets: Training Camp officially opens as Vernon Davis ends holdout

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

Thearon W. Henderson

Good morning everyone. Training camp opened for the whole roster yesterday and we finally have a good amount of links to go over. The biggest news of the day was Vernon Davis ending his holdout and reporting for camp. I was glad to see it, and I definitely do not disagree with the idea that he simply pulled a veteran move and skipped minicamp. The way the NFL negotiates its contracts is the least fair to the players of the big three American sports leagues, so I definitely understand when players hold out. I am just glad that a player I like did not receive a front loaded contract only to hold out at the end when the money gets smaller.

If Vernon Davis reported then it is only natural to switch over to his offseason holdout buddy Alex Boone. Alex did not report, and will start getting fined $30,000 for every day of camp he misses. If his holdout actually extends into the real games, he will start losing game checks. So uh, lets hope the situation is resolved before then.

Before Joe Staley was extended, I was positive that Boone would get his contract because he was the heir apparent to Staley at LT. Now I'm not so sure. They have been drafting in the interior of the offensive line like madmen the last few years. Add on signings like Jonathan Martin, who could play guard, and it is hard to see the leverage Boone has in this scenario. He still has two years left on his current deal and I just have a hard time imagining a two year holdout. But enough about that. We have a lot of links today so lets get to them.

Vernon Davis reports to camp, and his teammates seem happy to see him (BASG)

Vernon Davis’ holdout apparently over as teammate shows him reporting to camp (Inman)

Vernon Davis ends holdout; reports to camp (Branch)

Vernon Davis reports to 49ers training camp (Maiocco)

Davis' appearance gets 49ers camp off to good start (Maiocco)

In the end, Vernon Davis couldn’t stay away (ESPN)

49ers place Boone on reserve/did not report list (Maiocco)

49ers 2014 Training Camp: Key position battles to keep an eye on (Gin)

49ers 2014 training camp calendar (Maiocco)

49ers’ top position battles entering training camp (Barrows)

Culliver ready to compete for starting cornerback role (Inman)

Chat wrap: Trade Alex Boone? (ESPN)

Smith feels 'a lot better' after offseason surgery (Maiocco)

Justin Smith says he played with shoulder injury in 2013 (Barrows)

Colin Kaepernick: 49ers Have Talent, Coaches to Win Super Bowl (49ers)

Kaepernick: Davis not the type to ‘walk out on team’ (Branch)

Kaepernick on Sherman: 'We get to see him twice this year' (Maiocco)

49ers place Bowman on PUP list, Johnson passes test (Maiocco)

49ers Place NaVorro Bowman on Active/PUP List (49ers)

49ers add TE Celek to PUP list (Inman)

Frank Gore on RB competition: 'I’m from Miami, man' (Barrows)

49ers all-time leading rusher Gore not conceding this could be farewell season (Inman)

Gore to backfield competition: Bring it on (Branch)

49ers WR Stevie Johnson’s 1K race about to get underway (Inman)