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Golden Nuggets: Colin Kaepernick says he's happy to return to 49ers

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Friday, June 10, 2016 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet.

Good morning everyone. Hope you’re having a wonderful day, and if you happen to be a San Jose Sharks fan, I hope you somehow survived last night’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. I barely did. I’m not sure I can handle a Game 6, let alone a Game 7, but I’m nonetheless excited to see it happening.

On the topic of the San Francisco 49ers, there’s not a ton going on that we can really dissect, but at least footballs are being thrown. Colin Kaepernick is throwing some of those footballs, and that’s encouraging. There’s not a ton to be excited about when it comes to the 49ers’ quarterback battle featuring Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert, but if somehow they make each other better, it might be worth watching.

Interestingly, Kaepernick finally spoke to the media and said he was happy to be around. I genuinely believe him, in that I think he has what it takes to put all of that behind him and focus on the act of playing football. I never subscribed to any theories that he was mentally weak. Being a loner is an entirely different thing.

Let’s get on to your links for the day.

Defense finishes 49ers’ offseason camp with flourish (Maiocco)

Kaepernick leery of discussing relationship with 49ers front office (Biderman)

No talks between 49ers’ Kap, Baalke after offseason issues (Maiocco)

Colin Kaepernick offers little clarity on reason for trade request (NFL)

49ers minicamp Day 3: Aaron Lynch throws punches; Colin Kaepernick stays course; Chris Davis dodges scare (Inman)

Kap impressing Kelly at 49ers minicamp: ‘Credit to him’ (Maiocco)

49ers wrap up minicamp with ugly practice for offense (Biderman)

The good and not so good from Day 3 of 49ers minicamp (Cohn)

Colin Kaepernick feels good about reclaiming starting QB job (Inman)

Tarver: Carradine gets better every day for 49ers (Maiocco)

Kaepernick chatty about playing for Kelly, mum on trade request (Barrows)

Chip Kelly: Colin Kaepernick, all QBs to see starting reps in 49ers training camp (Inman)

13 Observations from Day 3 of 49ers Mandatory Minicamp (49ers)