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Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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The San Francisco 49ers reported for the start of their offseason program on Monday. All the players reported to the start of the program, which will consist of strength and conditioning for the 1st couple of weeks. While one schedule started on Monday, another one was released. The preseason schedule was released and the 49ers will start on the road in Kansas City. Following the KC game, they come home to take on the Denver Broncos before heading out to Minnesota and then finishing off against the Los Angeles Rams at home. For the 6th straight year, the 49ers will not play the Raiders in the preseason.

The biggest story out of the 1st day of the offseason program was regarding a jersey number. New 49ers RB Tim Hightower was issued #21. He immediately knew that #21 was Frank Gore’s number and made the switch to #26. He acknowledged the mistake in an Instagram post. Frank Gore’s number could be a retired number at some point in the future.

On Monday, Kyle Shanahan mentioned that he worked out Mitch Trubisky last week at Chapel Hill. Mitch, who is one of the top QBs in the draft, threw passes to his favorite receiver at North Carolina during the workout. Kyle will also host another QB this week in Clemson’s Deshaun Watson. The 49ers will draft a QB in the draft, but the player they chose is still up for debate.

49ers Links

Football is making its way back | Offseason Program Starts (Wagoner)

The Kyle Shanahan era getting started | Time To Get Back To Work (Orr)

Visiting Deshaun Watson (Alper)

Not for long | Tim Hightower And 21 (Gantt)

Tim Doesn’t Want #21 (Maiocco)

A mistake | 49ers Give Tim Frank Gore’s #21 (Cohn)

A big need | CBs Needed (Williams)

Arm Wrestling Event Gets Players In Trouble (Alper)

Pre-Draft Visit With Deshaun (Inman)

No On 21 (Inman)

49ers fans appreciate the gesture | Not Keeping Jersey #21 (Branch)

Tramaine Brock’s Release Effect (Maiocco)

Hightower To Wear #26 (Biderman)

Frank’s Number (Barrows)

A possible #2 pick | Trubisky Worked Out Last Week For 49ers (Barrows)

Will be good to have him back | Bowman To Be Cleared For On-Field Work (Alper)

4 Takeaways (Fann)

49ers Report For Program (Inman)

So close to actual football | Preseason Schedule Announced (Biderman)

Preseason Opponents (49ers Staff)

Opening Preseason In KC (Barrows)

What a shame | No 49ers/Raiders Game In Preseason (Inman)

Fans are ready to have him back | Bowman Is Ready (Maiocco)

Players On Colin’s Unemployment (Inman)

Starting In Kansas City (Wagoner)

SF/Oakland Do Not Play (Branch)

Surprised On Kap’s Availability (Maiocco)

Good expectations | Expectations Have Been Raised (Jones)

Bowman, Hyde On Kap (Branch)

Lynch Outshines Baalke (Chung)

49ers Video

Players Arrive (49ers Video)

Preseason Schedule (49ers Video)

DC Saleh Speaks (49ers Video)

Kyle On The Offseason Program (49ers Video)