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Golden Nuggets: 49ers cut down to 53

Sunday, August 31, 2014 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet.

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The San Francisco 49ers official 53-man roster is set. It's final and it cannot be changed for the remainder of the season. These are the guys who wi-- oh wait, nevermind. It absolutely can be changed, and it will. Still, the 53-man roster cut down is essentially the "hey guys football is about to happen" signal for me, so I'm incredibly excited. I'm still bummed out that all those players were cut but that's just the reality of the game, I suppose.

In one week, the 49ers will play the Dallas Cowboys in the season opener. There could not be a more perfect matchup for San Francisco's offense to really get going and show the rest of the league that they can, you know, complete a pass or two. Dallas isn't a bad team by any means, but that defense is definitely exploitable. How excited are you guys?

Onto your links. Go Niners.

49ers' initial 53-man roster (Maiocco)

Aldon Smith: 'I have learned a lot' (Branch)

Harbaugh comments on roster moves, Aldon Smith, injured players, season-opener, etc. (MercuryNews)

San Francisco 49ers cut-down analysis (Gutierrez)

Kaepernick has many more toys to play with in 2014 (Barrows)

Age, money a factor in 49ers' roster cuts (Branch)

Thoughts on the 49ers 53-man roster (BA Sports Guy)

Takeaways from final cut-down day (Biderman)

49ers turn to young players on special teams (Maiocco)

Young players, veteran Lloyd make 49ers' roster (Barrows)

49ers notes: Special teams take hit, Harbaugh mum on Smith (Branch)

Position-by-position breakdown of 49ers 53-man roster (MercuryNews)

Five storylines to watch this season (Barrows)

Suspended Aldon Smith attends first 49ers meeting (Maiocco)

The 49ers -- week by week (Barrows)