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Golden Nugget: Gerald Hodges is underappreciated

San Francisco 49ers links for Friday December 2, 2016

I have been one of the people that have been quick to dismiss Gerald Hodges as one of the players we need to replace during the offseason but a closer look says something entirely different. Pro Football Focus has him as the sixteenth best inside linebacker against the run this year and the twenty fourth best inside linebacker overall. He is not great against the pass but we have other inside linebackers and sub packages to take care of that on passing downs.

Hodges only played fourteen snaps over a three game period and normally does not play on passing downs but he still has 53 tackles so far this season. I still do not see him being a starter in the future but, with so many holes to fill, perhaps we should give him a contract for at least another season?

Here is a couple of other things to think about. Will Ian Williams be returning to the team in the next week or two? Was last game the start of something good with Rod Streeter?

Now onto the links.

Vegas thinks 49ers are better than Bears despite historic skid Chris Biderman

'It's just a tragedy': 49ers' Kilgore helping Tennessee fire victims Matt Barrows

Chicago Fans Urge Kaepernick to Stand for National Anthem Kevin Mistry

Rookie CB Rashard Robinson Cherishes 49ers Trip to Florida Taylor Price

Colin Kaepernick explains why he put his San Jose house up for sale Matt Maiocco

If 49ers' losing streak continues, Trey Wingo would fire Chip Kelly Kevin Jones

Matt Barkley's second NFL start comes against his former coach Matt Maiocco

Jimmie Ward Returns to Chicago in Search of Another Pick-six Joe Fann

The Draft Wire 2017 NFL mock draft: Full 7-round projection Luke Easterling

49ers Chip Kelly's offense praised by disciple Scott Frost Cam Inman

49ers at Bears: Matt Barrows' 5 players to watch Video Matt Barrows

49ers' defensive lineman Chris Jones has dealt with pain Eric Branch

Rod Streater Working His Way Into 49ers' Offense Doug Williams

Welcome back? Free agents the 49ers should try to re-sign Matt Barrows

Joe Staley Eyes Strong Finish to 2016 Season Taylor Price

Conservative pundit Tomi Lahren and Trevor Noah square off in a heated debate about Colin Kaepernick Charles Curtis

This 49ers' flashy shoes will be about much more than show Cam Inman