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Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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The season for the San Francisco 49ers has been a tough one and it will finally come to an end on Sunday. The 49ers face the Seattle Seahawks who still have something to play for. Seattle has seedings that are up in the air and depending on results, they could end up with the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th seed in the NFC. They will want to win Sunday’s game because it could affect their playoff scenario, so the 49ers will face an uphill battle.

The season has been rough, but one bright spot during this season has been the play of DeForest Buckner, last draft’s #7 pick. His play has picked up as the year has gone and he could have a bright future on the 49ers. He has 71 tackles, 2 fumble recoveries, and his 6 sacks leads all 49ers.

He could be in the running for defensive rookie of the year. He leads all rookies in tackles and has the 2nd most by defensive tackles in all the NFL. He has played the most snaps of all defensive tackles. He is 3rd in sacks for all rookies. He would be the 1st 49ers player to win the award since Patrick Willis won in 2007. DeForest Buckner could be a cornerstone of the 49ers defense for years to come as long as he continues to grow and develop.

49ers Links

Finale (Biderman)

He will likely stay | Chip’s Future To Be Decided After Final Game (Maiocco)

Playing well | Buckner Finishing Strong (Williams)

Snap Count (Price)

He will be in the conversation | DPROY? (Barrows)

Case For Defensive Rookie Of The Year (Maiocco)

Seattle has a lot to play for | Week 17 Preview (Price)

Is Buckner The Top Defensive Rookie? (Inman)

Jim O’Neil Praises DeForest (Branch)

49ers Notes (Inman)

Joe knows | Joe Staley On Upcoming Changes (Maiocco)

Front office changes need to happen | Changes Coming (Biderman)

Rough year for the IR | Hyde On IR (49ers Staff)

Deserving Of Recognition (Price)

Roster Moves (Maiocco)

Another One On IR (Biderman)

Cowboy Claimed (Jackson)

Staley Speaks (Branch)

One player wants Chip to stay | Staley On Chip’s Future (Barrows)

Kap is probably leaving | Kap Era Coming To An End? (Biderman)

How Buckner Stacks Up With Other Defensive Rookies (Biderman)

Kap Updates (Price)

Too Unpopular? (Rivera)

49ers Video

Focused On Week 17 (49ers Video)

Curtis Modkins On LA Comeback (49ers Video)

Could be big players in the future | Praise For Rashard Robinson And DeForest Buckner (49ers Video)

The Remix (49ers Video)

Trent Recaps LT Experiences (49ers Video)