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Golden Nuggets: Next Target

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet

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Let's get Michael Crabtree a deal. After Colin Kaepernick signed his contract extension earlier this offseason, it is only right that the 49ers use the money they saved on his contract to try to sign his favorite target to an extension. It would benefit the team greatly to sign him sooner rather than after the season. If he has a great season, it will drive his price up on the open market. By also resigning him, it shows Kap that they are using this team friendly deal in the right way to bolster the team and keep it competitive.

Even with all the additions to the receiving core, Crabtree is the key. He is Kap's security blanket. See the Super Bowl and NFC Championship game. A productive receiver such as Crabtree will generate a lot of interest when he hits the open market. As a solid #1, the Niners need to lock him down to a long term contract. Boldin is a couple years from retiring, Stevie Johnson is a good not great receiver, Patton is unproven, and Ellington is a rookie. If the team wants to continue to progress as an offense, they started well by signing Kap, but they could do very well to sign Crabtree. Hopefully they can develop into the next 49er great QB-WR combos. Let the Kaepernick to Crabtree connection continue!

49ers Links

12 Arrests At First Game (Salonga)

This is Santa Clara people. Not San Francisco. It is warmer down there. Stay hydrated | Fans Complain Of Heat At Levi's (Rosenberg)

Foot Injury Slowed Kap Last Season (Barrows)

Starting drama again | Here Goes The Talks About Harbaugh's Last Year As Niners Coach (Kawakami)

Acker Showing His Ability (Maiocco)

Kap's Injury Last Year: Chipped Bone, Ruptured Capsule (Maiocco)

This team only has one goal. Super Bowl | "Super Bowl. Plain And Simple" (Maiocco)

Roger Craig Talks Hyde (49ers Audio)

Anthony Davis Excited To Return (Inman)

Kap On Money Saved (Branch)

Stay out of the front office Kap. Continue to work and let Baalke do what he does | Kap Will Not Tell Front Office On How To Spend Money (Inman)

Looney Proving Himself (Gutierrez)

Welcome back Anthony | Davis Returns To Practice (Branch)

It's not Candlestick, but it seems Levi's winds are a minor concern | Dawson: Misses Are Valuable (Barrows)

Be smart about it Baalke | How Niners Will Spend Kap's Saved Money (Maiocco)

Roman Talks Brandon Lloyd (49ers Audio)

Quick, fast, and a hurry. Let's get it rolling | Offense Needs To Find A Rhythm (Price)

Winds Inside Levi's Confusing Specialists (Biderman)

Jerod-Eddie Mic'd Up (49ers Video)

Good to see. Did very well for himself last year | Dorsey Signs 2-Year Extension (Maiocco)

Kap: Crabtree Looks Great (49ers Video)

L'Damian Washington Speaks (49ers Video)

Not Worried About Struggles (NFL Video)

Harbaugh Pleased With The Martins (Price)

Netter Discusses Training Camp (49ers Video)

I hope this deal gets done really soon. I want to continue seeing the #7-#15 connection | Crabtree The Next Contract Target (Maiocco)