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Golden Nuggets: 49ers maybe not the best landing spot for Josh Norman

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Friday, April 22nd, 2016 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet.

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Good morning everyone. It seems like everything has shifted from talk about a potential Colin Keapernick trade to talk about the San Francisco 49ers potentially landing cornerback Josh Norman. For what it's worth, I think Norman is a great player and the 49ers would be lucky to have him but I think there are a few issues with all of this.

For starters, Norman wants insane money, and is only a couple seasons away from turning 30. The reported numbers are on the low end of a franchise quarterback and if the 49ers are going to compete any time soon, I simply don't want them to have that contract come up and be an issue two-three years down the line.

Secondly, it appears to be down to the 49ers and Washington and while thinking about this yesterday I came upon the realization that were I in Norman's shoes, I absolutely would rather play for that team than the 49ers. That was a sobering realization, given how much I personally dislike Washington as a franchise.

And finally ... it would just suck for Norman. The money would help, but the 49ers are bad and there's no reason to dump this kind of money on a guy whose best years are clearly the next two-three in front of him. But that's just where I'm coming from. Onto your links for the day!

49ers interested, but Norman off to Washington first (Maiocco)

49ers, Baalke continue to operate in a fantasy world (Kawakwami)

49ers positioned to make run at All-Pro cornerback Josh Norman (Branch)

Elway: Broncos' offer for Kaepernick 'there,' but talks 'dormant' (Maiocco)

Jon Gruden recommends QB Connor Cook to 49ers (Barrows)

Less May Be More for Carradine This Season (NBC Bay Area)

49ers draft outlook: Safety low on priority list (Maiocco)

Big-bodied RB Kenneth Dixon visited 49ers (Branch)

Identifying the 49ers' top targets at pick 7 (Cohn)

Will 49ers GM Baalke break character to sign Josh Norman? (Maiocco)

Catching Up With 49ers WR Torrey Smith (49ers)