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Golden Nuggets: Bourne & The Quarter System

A daily compilation of 49ers news from around the net. Monday, August 14th, 2017 edition.

Good morning folks, this is going to be a short and sweet edition of the Nuggets, as I'm laid up in bed with an injured foot and trying to get this done on my phone.

Headlining today's articles was a piece by Matt Maiocco that provided some insight into the intriguing offseason storyline of WR Kendrick Bourne. As the undrafted sidekick to Cooper Kupp out of Eastern Washington, Bourne came out of the gates with an uphill battle. Adding on to his problems was an inability to attend any OTAs due to the rule keeping quarter system players away. Despite all of that, he put in a noteworthy performance against the Chiefs, really putting himself on the map.

An interesting takeaway I had was that the quarter system rule is largely regarded as an annoyance, because the majority of the time we hear about it is in reference to marquee draftees, like our very own Solomon Thomas. However, the quarter system rule can spell death for the careers of UDFA and late draftees, and we'll likely never hear much or feel much about it. It's very exciting that Bourne showed up in such a spectacular fashion, and I hope the best for him.

To the links -

WR Bourne making up for lost time, quarter system | Maiocco, CSN Bay Area

49ers hire female assistant coach | CSN Bay Area Staff

OL Richard Levy cut | CSN Bay Area Staff

Buckner, Blair, Ward all expected to return fairly soon | Wagoner, ESPN

Kyle Shanahan, a work in progress | Wagoner, ESPN