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Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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The 49ers are hosting two linebackers this week who could be options with the #9 pick in next week’s draft. Georgia LB Roquan Smith visited the team’s headquarters on Tuesday. Virginia Tech’s Tremaine Edmunds is scheduled to visit on Wednesday. The situation surrounding Reuben Foster is still up in the air. The 49ers are waiting for the results of his court case, but they need to have a plan in place regardless what happens in court. Roquan was SEC Defensive Player of the Year and would make a good replacement for Reuben.

The team still have a good amount of salary cap room and they used some of that on Tuesday to help one of their long-time players. Joe Staley has been a leader on the team for his 11 years and the 49ers rewarded him with a pay raise on the last 2 years of his contract. He was scheduled to make $11 million for the next 2 years, but the 49ers bumped that up to $17.4 million.

No one on the 49ers is more deserving of a pay raise and it is a great gesture from the team to reward a player that has been a role model for the organization. It shows that the team will take care of their players. It was reported that Joe was considering making last season his last, but Kyle Shanahan talked him out of it and he seemed to enjoy the 5 game win streak as much as anyone on the team. This raise helps Joe leading up to his eventual retirement. Hopefully the team can make the most of the next 2 seasons that they have one of the best tackles in the NFL.

49ers links

Would be a good addition to the defensive backfield | Minkah (Inman)

Good job by the 49ers to reward Joe | Joe Staley getting a well deserved raise (Gantt)

PFF mock (PFF)

Would make a good replacement for Reuben | Roquan Smith (Wagoner)

Staley, 49ers have a new deal (Patra)

Schedule comes out on Thursday | 2018 schedule (Iyer)

Restructured contract (Chiappelli)

Raise (Inman)

Redoing Staley’s contract (Barrows)

Who are the 49ers looking at? | LB prospects (Maiocco)

Significant raise | $6.5 million raise (Maiocco)

Roquan in for a visit (Alper)

Good use of salary cap | Using salary cap space on a lifer (Branch)

Visited with Roquan on Tuesday (Patra)

Chris Borland update (Brown)

Mailbag (Barrows)

2 possible #9 picks | Meeting with a couple of linebackers (Barrows)

Marcus Lattimore on upcoming draft (Maiocco)

Good gesture by 49ers to Staley (Biderman)

Press Democrat mock draft (Cohn)

O-linman in for a workout (Maiocco)

Interesting scenario | Possible trade with #9 pick (Biderman)

Keep improving | Year 3 for DeForest (Martin)

Home and away opponents (Fann)

Draft thoughts (Biderman)

49ers audio

Insider podcast (Maiocco)

49ers video

Surprise military homecoming (NFL video)

Roquan at #9 (Sacramento Bee video)