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Golden Nuggets: A Trade And A Suspension

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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On Tuesday, the Niners traded a position of surplus for a position of need. The team agreed to a deal with the Patriots to trade TE Asante Cleveland for OL Jordan Devey. There was speculation that the Niners with their surplus of tight ends would receive calls from around the league. Most predicted that Washington would be a good candidate with their immediate need for one. That trade could still happen because the Niners still have a surplus.

In getting Devey, they help add competition for the offensive line, which looks like their weakest position group. Any help to solve the line issues are welcomed by the team. Hopefully, this makes the offensive line players step their game up with more bodies fighting for roster spots. This move also helps Asante Cleveland by offering him an opportunity to have more playing time. With all the tight ends on the 49ers roster, there is not much playing time up for grabs.

Later on Tuesday, WR Jerome Simpson was suspended for 6 games by the NFL for violating the substance abuse policy. Simpson is no stranger to being in trouble and it seemed the Niners were prepared for this suspension. Jerome was #3 on the depth chart, vying for the spot against Quinton Patton and Bruce Ellington. He will start on the suspended list, which doesn't count against the 53 man roster. On October 19th, he will be eligible to return. The team will then have to decide to promote him to the roster or release him.

49ers Links

Brooks Ready To Adapt (Inman)

Hayne Answered Some Questions (Cohn)

Making a name for himself | Purcell Manned The Trenches (Gutierrez)

TE To Be Traded? (Maiocco)

Good luck in NE Asante | TE Cleveland Traded (Barrows)

Surplus for a need | TE Traded For OL (Inman)

TE Cleveland Traded For G Devey (Cohn)

We need all the linemen we can get | Trade Makes Sense For Both Sides (Jackson)

One Of The Surplus Of TEs Traded For Position Of Need (Maiocco)

Pats Are Trade Partner (Gutierrez)

Can I get a gift from Taylor? | Torrey Receives Gift From TSwift? (Price)

Brandon Thomas In OL Mix (Gutierrez)

Purcell Trying To Make It Happen This Year (Maiocco)

Brandon Thomas Speaks (Cohn)

Devey Enters Competition (Maiocco)

Ready To Prove Worth (Inman)

Adding competition | Thomas Could Be Ready To Start (Inman)

Not surprising to say the least | NFL Suspends Simpson (49ers Staff)

More Bad News (Inman)

Defensive Communication On Game Days (Inman)

WR Simpson Suspended 6 Games (Cohn)

This was bounded to happen | More Trouble From Troubled Simpson (Barrows)

Suspended For Substances Of Abuse (Maiocco)

Line played well. The scheme was vanilla as was expected. | Mangini Reviews Performance (49ers Video)

He has a good opportunity | LB Skov Maximizing Opportunity (49ers Video)

Purcell Recaps Game 1 (49ers Video)

Suspension Opens Up Compeitition (Gutierrez)

Everyone Is Competing (49ers Video)

Trade Makes Initial Sense (Gutierrez)

Purcell Making Presence Felt (Williams)

Skov Feels Good (Barrows)

Day 12 Report (Cohn)

Good to see these guys back | The Injured Are Back At Practice (Price)

Not much he could do | Simpson Accepts Suspension (Inman)

Practice 12 (Inman)

The competition heating up | Players Scuffle (Barrows)

4 Game Takeaways From The DC (Emerick)

Needs to produce this year | Lynch Shows Pass Rush (Maiocco)

Suspension Fair (Maiocco)

1st Impressions (BASG)