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Tuesday, June 5th, 2017 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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The need for pass rushing has been an ongoing storyline for the San Francisco 49ers. They added veteran pass rusher Elvis Dumervil on Monday. The 5 time Pro Bowler, who joined after a stint in Baltimore, will try to help the 49ers defense in generating a pass rush. Last season, the 49ers ranked 19th in sacks. If Dumervil makes the team, he will be seen as a mentor to the young pass rushers on the team and a leader on the defense.

The 49ers expect to rotate players on the defensive line this year. Dumveril will likely compete with Arik Armstead, Aaron Lynch, Ahmad Brooks, and others for snaps. The team will hope that Dumervil is healthy after recovering from his torn Achilles. He has been a productive pass rusher for a long time until the injury. If he can get anywhere close to his normal ability, the 49ers could have found a gem in late free agency.

John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan have not been shy about adding competition to their roster. The Dumervil pick up could be a solid one and the 49ers could still not be done. Jeremy Maclin was released by the Kansas City Chiefs over the weekend and the 49ers were a team that could use a wide receiver. Kyle and John will likely take a look at him and if Kyle sees that Maclin could work in his offense, they may take a run at him.

49ers Links

Family Affair for NaVorro (Barrows)

Ready to see something different | New Scheme on Defense (Wagoner)

Sign Maclin? (Cohn)

Dial Making Adjustments (Maiocco)

Unleash them | Attack Mode for Defense (Williams)

Of course he was | Davis Signed Before Kap? (Maiocco)

Kap Doesn’t Get Seattle Job (Barrows)

Hopefully he has a big year in his new role | Jimmie Ward on His Role (Martin)

Welcome Elvis | Elvis Dumervil (Maiocco)

Taken Over Kap (Biderman)

Good pickup | Dumervil Signed (Alper)

Need all the help | Adding to Pass Rush (Inman)

Veteran Signed (Barrows)

Veteran Added for Pass Rush (Biderman)

Pro Bowl Pass Rusher (Branch)

Could be a starter, but a solid choice to be a rotational piece | Potential Starter (Biderman)

Agrees to Deal (Orr)

Bolstering Pass Rush (Wagoner)

What Signing Means for Others? (Biderman)

The defense could use it | Bringing Pressure/Leadership (Chung)

D-Line Rotation (Biderman)

Helping the Line (McGaw)

Late FA Match (Iyer)

2 Weeks of OTAs (Fann)

Carmen Policy (Maiocco)

49ers Video

Good, young potential | Front 7 Potential (49ers Video)