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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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Monday’s practice was attended by special guests. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was on hand to take in 49ers training camp. She spoke with Chip Kelly and Trent Baalke before practice and joined the team huddle after its conclusion. Also in attendance at practice was agent Drew Rosenhaus. The 1st scuffle of training camp also made an appearance. A minor scuffle broke out between LB Ray Ray Armstrong and TE Busta Andersen

In Monday’s edition of the ongoing QB competition, Colin Kaepernick was the 1st QB starting with the 1st team offense against the 1st team defensive line. In the 2nd half, Blaine worked with the 1st team offense and defense while Colin worked with and against the 2nd unit. Blaine threw a pick-6 to Jimmie Ward when he was looking towards Bruce Ellington. But later in the day, he threw a 40 yard TD to Jerome Simpson. According to reports, Colin was sharp in drill. He was able to make short throws and make quick decisions. He went 8-10 in team drills, but didn’t throw the ball deep downfield.

Along with the solid play of Jimmie Ward on defense, another standout on Monday was last year’s 1st round draft pick, Arik Armstead. He forced a fumble on Carlos Hyde in the defensive backfield and had another stop in the defensive backfield later on. According to Jim O’Neil, the defensive front starters are written in sand and players will have a chance at making a case to start.

49ers Links

Patience is the name of the game | Patient Approach (Wagoner)

He could make the offensive line formidable | Brain And Body Healed (Branch)

Baalke Talking Gamble’s Promotion (Branch)

Kelly ‘Very Steady’ (Branch)

It will be a long battle | QB Reps Split Down The Middle (Davis)

Let’s see what he can do for the line | Joshua Ready To Work (Wagoner)

Thankfully | Chip Not Interested In Bringing In Nick Foles (Inman)

AD Tells His Reason For NFL Return (Price)

A Lighter Anthony Davis In Camp (Williams)

No Interest In Nick Foles (Biderman)

No Reunion (Alper)

Hopefully they made up | Baalke, Kap Meet Before Training Camp (Barrows)

Not Pursuing Foles (Wesseling)

No New QBs (Maiocco)

Going to be big piece of the defense | Ward Starts At CB (Maiocco)

10 Observations From Monday’s Practice (Fann)

Jimmie Ward Builds On Strong Session (Barrows)

QBs’ Performance (Biderman)

Day 2 Report (Cohn)

Practice #2 In The Books (Inman)

Eventful 2nd Day (Biderman)

Could be posed for a big season | Ward’s Big Play Ability (Inman)

In Line For Starting Role (Inman)

Condoleezza Visits 49ers (Wagoner)

2 potential stars | Ward, Armstead Star (Maiocco)

Next man up | Plan To Replace Lynch (Biderman)

Nick Foles Not An Option (Wagoner)

Condoleezza Rice Visits (Branch)

Nope | Super Bowl? (Branch)

Depth Chart Updates (Price)

AD And The 49ers (Jackson)

Breakout season coming right up | Break Or Bust For Carlos Hyde (Hiremath)

Top 10 Players To Watch (BASG)

49ers Video

Season Outlook (NFL.com)

Top 4 Highlights From Sunday (49ers Staff)

He should have a productive season | Armstead’s Impressive Play Continues (49ers Video)

Need big production from the young CBs | Jimmie Praises Young CBs (49ers Video)

1:1 With Quinton Patton (49ers Video)

1:1 With Shaun Draughn (49ers Video)

Practice Highlight (49ers Video)

49ers Live: Camp Edition (49ers Video)

Camp Highlight (49ers Video)