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Golden Nuggets: Feeling good about the 49ers

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Sunday, May 31, 2015 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet.

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I suppose I should lead off this post with the disclaimer that my gut feelings -- my instincts -- are generally terrible. I generally think I'm a pretty smart guy and I know a thing or two about football, but when I get a feeling and run with that feeling, I'm usually totally wrong. I've been right before, but it's certainly not a common occurrence. So maybe it's not great news that I feel really good about what the San Francisco 49ers will look like in 2015.

Maybe I'm buying into the OTAs hype but I just like what I'm hearing right now. No, I don't think players who are clearly past their prime will suddenly find a second wind, nor do I think that players who are essentially rookies coming off huge injuries will step so seamlessly into starting roles, but I feel good about the roster as a whole, and that's something.

It also seems like the further we get away from Jim Harbaugh's farcical ousting, the more I remember how much I liked Jim Tomsula before all of that happened. So that's nice, right? Onto your links, folks.

Blade runners: 49ers plan for re-sodding at busy Levi's Stadium (Barrows)

49ers hire first female athletic trainer in club history (Maiocco)

49ers' minutia minute: Trent Brown not looking like a seventh-round pick (Barrows)

49ers LB NaVorro Bowman battling ups and downs of knee rehab (Gutierrez)

How one play shows so much promise for Colin Kaepernick, Aldon Smith (Inman)

49ers using OTAs as "dress rehearsal" for regular season (Gutierrez)

Video: 49ers great Jerry Rice talks about his former team, a Bay Area Super Bowl and Tom Brady (Barrows)

Cornerback competition underway, with Reaser and Acker joining the mix (Inman)

49ers OTA recap: Bowman back in 'play-making mode,' etc. (Maiocco)