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Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

NFL: San Francisco 49ers-Training Camp John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers released their 1st unofficial depth chart in anticipation of their 1st preseason game this Sunday against the Houston Texans. Head coach Chip Kelly mentioned earlier in the offseason that the depth chart is written in sand. Other than a few players, a lot of the starting positions would have to be won in training camp and in the preseason games.

The biggest position battle in training camp has been the quarterbacks. As anticipated, the 49ers revealed nothing about who would start by naming both Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert as co-starters on Sunday. How Chip Kelly and the coaching staff use the QBs on Sunday no one knows, but it will be interesting to see. Both will see time with the 1st team offense and they will need to perform when given the opportunity. Blaine seems to be leading the competition due to having the whole offseason to work with the offense, so Colin needs his upcoming game action to make strides in closing the gap.

In the other roster spots, the inside linebacker position next to NaVorro Bowman also did not have a starter named. Ray-Ray Armstrong, Gerald Hodges, and Michael Wilhoite were named together. As most thought, Quinton Patton and Bruce Ellington were named starters next to Torrey Smith at WR. Jimmie Ward and Tramaine Brock were named starting corners and Shaun Draughn will back up Carlos Hyde.

49ers Links

Could be a big year for Carlos Hyde | Fantasy Star (Inman)

Chip should be able to utilize him better | Bigger Role for Ellington (Williams)

RT Competition (Maiocco)

No Week 1 Starter (Florio)

Day 8 (Barrows)

11 Observations (Fann)

Recap (Inman)

Hopefully nothing serious | Throwing Shoulder Problem? (Cohn)

Ready to contribute | Garnett Moves Left (Maiocco)

Colin Producing (Inman)

No Hurry To Name Starter (Barrows)

Need to be much better than last year | Red Zone Efficiency (Biderman)

He will make the starting lineup | Anthony Davis Impressing (Biderman)

Garnett Wants Action (Barrows)

Notebook (Price)

Preseason Starter (Biderman)

Interesting battles | Unofficial Depth Chart (49ers Staff)

Leadership Points (Biderman)

Time to make the most of the chances | Joint Starters (Biderman)

No Clues Revealed (Barrows)

Depth Chart Revealed (49ers Staff)

Co-Starters (Crabtree)

Role For Tank? (Ludlow)

49ers Video

Hopefully the players paid attention | Charles Haley Helps In Camp (Sacramento Bee Video)

1:1 With Joshua Garnett (49ers Video)

49ers Live (49ers Video)

Camp Highlights (49ers Video)

Pass Breakups (49ers Video)