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Golden Nuggets: Hope for Hunter

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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Good morning, Nation. Last year, Kendall Hunter came into training camp with a lot of optimism after having a full healthy year under his belt, following the Achilles' tear he suffered in 2012. However, he unfortunately suffered another major injury on the first day of training camp in tearing his ACL. After missing all of the 2014 season, and working through another grueling rehab, he is now ready to jump back in to compete for a role. Hunter could be a key piece to the rushing attack this year, as he has the most experienced working with Kap, and the offensive coaches.

While Hunter has spent a fair amount of time over the last few seasons unable to play, he has also had the luxury of learning from Frank Gore since 2011. Hunter has spoken numerous times about learning from Gore through mental reps, and it will be nice to finally get to see what he has learned over the past few years. This experience could end up being extremely valuable with a second year player in Hyde, and an aging veteran in Bush, expecting to compete for carries.

In the three seasons that Hunter has played, he has averaged 4.6 yards per carry. With Gore now with the Colts, this could be Hunter's chance to finally shine. If he does, that would be a great thing for a team looking for players to step up.

49ers Links

49ers RB Kendall Hunter Enters Training Camp with Clean Bill of Health (Fann)

Alex Smith still a bit amazed at how quickly the 49ers have turned over (Gantt)

San Francisco 49ers: The Best Players in 2015 from Each Draft Class (Knowles)

Kurt Warner doesn't think 49ers should design runs for Colin Kaepernick (Linhart)

Colin Kaepernick Featured in ESPN, Marvel Comic Video (49ers Staff)

Has Colin Kaepernick hit his fantasy football ceiling? (Grant)

Man Gets 5 Years in Prison for Bathroom Brawl at 49ers Game (AP Wire)

NFL: Aussie San Francisco 49ers star Jarryd Hayne apologizes for offensive ‘anti-Jewish’ tweet (Fox Sports)