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Golden Nuggets: Anthony Davis Adds More Competition

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of the San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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Anthony Davis, who spent last season retired, filed his reinstatement papers yesterday. Once he is reinstated, he will join the 49ers and look to compete for a job on the offensive line. The line was already going to be one of the more highly competitive position battles when training camp starts on Saturday. The addition of Davis just adds more to the competition. He is behind the other players as far as conditioning and learning Chip Kelly’s system, but he was a solid player for the 49ers and should be able to make a successful comeback.

The other 2 position battles on the offense that should be interesting are the battle for backup to Carlos Hyde and the starting WRs. Last season, Shaun Draughn played very well when he was in for Carlos Hyde. He is likely the favorite to be the backup, but DuJuan Harris, Kendall Haskins, Mike Davis and Kelvin Taylor will all compete for the position. In the receiving corp, Torrey Smith is a lock as a starter, but his opposite number is still up in the air. The favorite is likely Quinton Patton with Bruce Ellington the likely #3. But Patton has never separated himself from the crowd and his #2 status is not established yet.

Also, adding to the battles is the news that Colin Kaepernick is officially cleared to fully participate in training camp. He traveled to Colorado to visit his personal doctor to get clearance. He now returns to Santa Clara to compete with Blaine Gabbert.

49ers Links

Welcome back | One Year Retirement Over (Associated Press)

Many battles to be had | Top Offensive Battles (Inman)

Big improvement if he can rediscover his form | Offensive Line Improved (Maiocco)

10 Reasons To Be Optimistic (Lynch)

HOF Presenters (Jackson)

Summer Catch-Up (Barrows)

What can we expect from NaVorro | Inside Linebacker Preview (Biderman)

Relationship Repaired (Maiocco)

Good to hear that they may be able to work it out | 49ers-Anthony Davis Patched Things Up (Biderman)

Good luck Anquan. Best of luck | Boldin Signing With Lions (Biderman)

WR Officially Gone (CSN Staff Report)

Patched Things Up (Florio)

Boldin To Reportedly Sign With Detroit (Barrows)

To The Lions (Branch)

Congrats Eddie D! | Daughter To Present Eddie D In Canton (Branch)

Get good news Kap | Kap To Colorado For Check-Up (Maiocco)

Deal Done With Detroit (Mano)

New Questions Due To Promotion (Biderman)

Final Check-Up (Biderman)

A lot of them are based on NaVorro. He’s the leader | Expectations For LBs (Price)

Medical OK For Kap (Barrows)

Questions For Anthony Davis (Branch)

Anquan Thanks 49ers Fans (Biderman)

The competition is officially on | Colin Cleared For Training Camp (Wesseling)

Heat On Trent With Tom Gamble Promotion (Cohn)

Boone On QB Competition (Ludlow)

Thanks Jed (BASG)

Ok’d To Participate (Inman)

49ers Video

Community Day (49ers Video)