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Golden Nuggets: 49ers training camp officially begins

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet.

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I gotta say, when I read that former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kyle Williams tore his ACL on Saturday, my heart sank. There's a lot of talent in him as a receiver, and I was hoping he could find a way to catch on in Denver's pass-heavy offense even in a limited role. His time with the 49ers was marred by injury and one really ugly NFC Championship game and I always felt like Williams deserved better than that as a player and a person. Reading about his reaction immediately after sustaining the injury is also heartbreaking.

Hopefully, whatever he wants to happen going forward does happen. Moving on, the 49ers also kicked off training camp proper on Saturday and of course, the field was terrible. We talked about the field already (spoilers: and will again in the morning) but I was glad to see good things regarding NaVorro Bowman and, to a lesser extent, Nick Moody. It would be nice if Moody developed into one of those random super linebackers like Chris Borland did, you know?

Anyway -- onto your links for the day!

Tomsula on turf: 'We're not going to put them at risk' (Maiocco)

49ers training camp practice 1: Receivers shine, Levi's turf does not (Barrows)

Jim Tomsula after 49ers' first training camp practice: On continued problems with the Levi's field, the quick tempo, Bowman and more (Kawakami)

First practice recap: Sod issues resurface; Kaepernick connects with Smith; Moody shines on top unit; O-line needs work (Inman)

Australian rookie RB warms to new sport (Branch)

Hyde looks to build chemistry with 49ers' offensive line (Maiocco)

Bay Area offers Smith a "peaceful" change (Biderman)

Reggie Bush lobbying to be 49ers' punt returner (Barrows)

NaVorro Bowman anxious to test out his knee (Gutierrez)

49ers Snap Selfies at Training Camp (49ers)

49ers teammates notice fruits of Colin Kaepernick's offseason labor (Barrows)

Video: 49ers first training camp under new coach (SacBee)

Carlos Hyde ready to build chemistry with 49ers' configured offensive line (Inman)

Eric Mangini Excited to Work with Young Defense (49ers)