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Golden Nuggets: Ankle Costs Ian Williams Millions

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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The NFL owners meetings are being held in Florida this week. The main decision makers for the 49ers: Jed York, Trent Baalke, and Chip Kelly are all in attendance and Colin Kaepernick trade rumors have been updated. The latest in the Colin Kaepernick saga is that the Cleveland Browns are backing out of trade talks and are moving to the possibility of signing Robert Griffin III. RG3 visited with Cleveland during the weekend and if the Browns are out of the Kaepernick sweepstakes, that leaves the Denver Browns and New York Jets as the remaining suitors.

A development that materialized on Monday is the failed physical of NT Ian Williams. It is reported that he had multiple surgeries on his ankle this offseason that led to his failed physical. Due to the physical, the 49ers and Ian reworked his contract. His 5 year, $27.5 million contract is now restructured to a 1 year, $6 million deal. The surgeries will reportedly have Ian out a few months.

In draft news, most mock drafts have the 49ers still selecting Cal QB Jared Goff. The possibility of the local star QB available at #7 in the upcoming draft seems too good of a scenario for the 49ers to pass up. But the 49ers are doing their due diligence. The team is going to have a private workout with Michigan State Connor Cook. He is graded as a late 1st or early 2nd round pick in the draft.

49ers Links

Maybe the Browns are bluffing | RG3 Deal, Not Kap Trade (Gantt)

Browns Not Engaged In Kap Trade Talks (Sessler)

No More Trade Talks (Maiocco)

Utah RB To Workout Solo (Barrows)

Browns Not Active In Trade Talks (Inman)

Very Preliminary Trade Talks (Barrows)

The market lost 1 team | Browns Not Longer Pursuing Kap (McManamon)

Browns Speak On Kap (Biderman)

The global expansion continues | NFL In China? (Biderman)

TE Leonhardt To Vikings (Maiocco)

Market For Kap Not As Big As Thought (Williams)

The ever changing list | Scapegoat List (Kawakami)

Will Connor impress the team? | Private Workout With Connor Cook (Barrows)

Goff is still the pick | Mock Draft 5.0 (49ers Staff)

Best 1st Tweet (Price)

Terrible news | Redo Due To Ankle (Schefter, Yates)

That's not good | Week 1 Availability For Ian In Doubt (Barrows)

Hopefully Ian will be good for the season | Failed Physical, Loses Money (Biderman)

Ankle Concerns (Alper)

Lost quite a bit of money | Amended Deal (Maiocco)

10 Players With Most To Prove (Biderman)

Revised Deal (Inman)

Top Stanford Prospects (Fann)

Regular Season Games In China, Germany (Emerick)

Injury Costs A Small Fortune (Schwab)

Latest Leg Injury (Branch)

If the organization needed more issues | Rent Dispute With Santa Clara (Branch)

Browns Speak (Branch)

Cursed? (Biderman)

Pre-Draft Workout With Cook (Biderman)

Mostly bad at this point | Good/Bad Of Ahmad Brooks (Ludlow)

No one knows what a catch is | No Rule Changes On Catches (Maiocco)