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Colin Kaepernick | Quarterback | #7

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 230
College: Nevada
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (36) / SF
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Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) has resumed throwing.
It's another sign of progress for Kaepernick, who resumed weight training about a week ago. He's expected to gain full clearance by the end of the month. Kaepernick has been the subject of trade rumors all offseason, but those have mostly died after the Broncos traded up to draft Paxton Lynch. May 3 - 9:58 PM

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Broncos GM John Elway confirmed the team will no longer pursue Colin Kaepernick after drafting Memphis QB Paxton Lynch with the 26th overall pick.

They'll also be out of the running for Sam Bradford. The Kaepernick trade had legs a few weeks back but talks had died down recently and now the Broncos have a potential franchise quarterback in Lynch. It remains to be seen if Kaepernick can patch things up with San Francisco after demanding a trade earlier this offseason. Per Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, some teams think the 49ers will simply cut him.
Apr 28 - 11:26 PM

Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) has resumed working in the weight room.

Despite recent trade rumors, Kaepernick attended all three days of the 49ers' voluntary minicamp this week, though he wasn't able to practice. He's expected to gain full clearance sometime next month. Per the Sacramento Bee, Kaepernick looks "decidedly slimmer" than he did a year ago. He's undergone three surgeries since injuring his shoulder on October 4.
Apr 28 - 3:02 PM

9 News Denver's Mike Klis reports the Broncos are unlikely to make a trade for Colin Kaepernick by Sunday.

While Klis conceded a Kaepernick trade is "not impossible," the two sides have had "zero" discussions and there's no indication that will change leading up to the draft. The Broncos won't be in the running for top prospects Jared Goff or Carson Wentz but Connor Cook, Dak Prescott and Jeff Driskel all visited during the pre-draft process and could be options later in the draft.
Apr 27 - 4:15 PM

49ers GM Trent Baalke told ESPN's Bob Holtzman that "it's possible" Colin Kaepernick could be traded this week.

Kaepernick trade rumors have cooled considerably. Last we heard, talks between the 49ers and Broncos were "dormant." Schefter's colleague at ESPN, and former Bucs GM, Mark Dominik has opined a deal between the two teams is already agreed upon, but is contingent on the 49ers drafting a quarterback. San Francisco could be a dark horse for Memphis QB Paxton Lynch or Michigan State's Connor Cook at No. 7 overall or in a trade-down scenario.
Apr 27 - 9:40 AM

Broncos GM John Elway has described the trade talks for Colin Kaepernick as "dormant."

Dormant does not mean dead, of course. It means neither side has been willing to move off its last, best offer. With the draft now only a week away, the moment of truth is approaching.
Apr 21 - 2:21 PM

49ers GM Trent Baalke refused to rule out trading Colin Kaepernick.

"Everyday things change, sometimes this time of year they change by the minute," Baalke said. "For me to speculate on hypotheticals, what may or may not happen in the future, I’m not gonna get into that with Colin or any other player." With their relationship reportedly "broken," both the 49ers and Kaepernick would like to move on, but they are struggling to find the right deal. The Broncos appear to be willing partners, but they want Kaepernick to accept less money or the 49ers to pay some of his salary. ESPN's Mark Dominik believes a deal between the 49ers and Broncos is "done" contingent on San Francisco drafting a quarterback. With the Rams and Eagles trading up for the Nos. 1 and 2 picks respectively, the 49ers' chances of landing a top quarterback have decreased dramatically.
Apr 21 - 8:38 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the relationship between the 49ers and Colin Kaepernick remains in tatters.

"Literally nothing at all has occurred to in any way repair this broken marriage," are La Canfora's exact words. Per La Canfora, the Broncos aren't budging in trade talks because they believe Kap could ultimately be released as part of an injury settlement. The draft continues to act as a de facto deadline to wrap the saga up.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 19 - 5:24 PM

ESPN's Mark Dominik believes a Colin Kaepernick-to-Denver deal is "done," and contingent only on the 49ers drafting a quarterback.

If Dominik's belief is correct, the trade would go down on draft day. A former NFL general manager, Dominik bases this belief on the fact that Kaepernick formally visited the Broncos' facility, and "you never let a player visit (another) club without (the) trade and contract already figured out." Dominik's theory makes sense, and he still has connections throughout the league. Unfortunately, we won't find out whether Dominik is right until April 28.
Apr 13 - 10:08 PM

ESPN's Jeff Legwold reports the Broncos "don't figure" to bend in their contract demands for 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick.

Legwold reports the Broncos want the 49ers to pay $4.9 million of Kaepernick's salary this season and the quarterback to reduce his 2017 salary from $14.5 million to $7 million. Neither the 49ers nor Kaepernick has appeared willing to accept Denver's demands, making this deal all but dead. The Broncos may now look to trade for Browns QB Josh McCown, and they will almost certainly target a quarterback early in the draft.
Source: ESPN
Apr 11 - 12:16 PM

9 News Denver's Mike Klis reports the Broncos' salary-cap clearance resulting from the Ryan Clady trade will have "no impact" on the team's pursuit of Colin Kaepernick.

The Clady deal wiped $9.5 million off Denver's books. The Broncos don't need Kaepernick to take a pay cut, but Klis reports cap room "had nothing to do" with Denver's pay-cut request. It was more a reflection of Kaepernick's recent play. The Broncos don't view Kaepernick as a surefire solution under center. If Denver wants a quarterback likelier to "win now," GM John Elway will get serious about Josh McCown. Kaepernick may be more of a long-term rehab project. Per Klis, a Kap-to-Denver deal is "not dead, but it's not looking good."
Apr 9 - 10:51 PM

Asked about Colin Kaepernick, Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said he is focused on the guys on his team "right now."

"We were granted the opportunity to have that visit, and that was good," Kubiak said of the meeting with Kaepernick last week. "Very impressive. But, like I said, our focus is on our football team right now." This is pure coach-speak, but there is some truth to it. A potential deal for Kaepernick appears to be at best at a standstill because of money, and the Broncos' focus needs to be on fallback options in case the deal never happens. Kaepernick reported for the first day of voluntary minicamp with the 49ers this week.
Apr 7 - 11:19 AM

Colin Kaepernick (shoulder, thumb, knee) remains "at least" another month away from being "football-ready."

Kap underwent surgery on his non-throwing shoulder, throwing thumb, and knee after losing his job to Blaine Gabbert last season. Money is reportedly what's holding up a potential trade to the Broncos, but health may also be of concern to Denver and a reason why they could be asking him to take a pay cut. Kaepernick is iffy for OTAs, but should be 100 percent for camp.
Apr 6 - 10:03 AM

9 News Denver's Mike Klis insists the Broncos' trade talks with the 49ers regarding Colin Kaepernick are "still on."

An afternoon report from Bleacher Report indicated otherwise. Klis confirms the sides are "stalemated" over Kaepernick's refusal to accept a pay cut, but the Broncos haven't given up on acquiring him. It's possible the "stalemate" will remain until the draft, at which point teams feel more urgency to make moves. Kaepernick still seems 50:50 to stay in San Francisco.
Apr 4 - 3:52 PM

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports Colin Kaepernick will not be traded to the Broncos.

Per Cole, Kaepernick will not take a pay cut, and the 49ers refuse to "pay off part of deal to make trade happen." You should never say never in the high-stakes game of NFL negotiations, but it appears the 49ers and Kap are now working toward a reconciliation. Kap reported for the start of the team's offseason program on Monday. By staying in San Francisco, Kap would be locking himself into $14.3 million between salary and bonuses. He's probably decided it's worth gambling on himself for 2016.
Apr 4 - 2:14 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Colin Kaepernick
2Blaine Gabbert
3Jeff Driskel
4Thad Lewis
5Dylan Thompson
RB1Carlos Hyde
2Shaun Draughn
3Mike Davis
4Kelvin Taylor
5Jarryd Hayne
GLB1Carlos Hyde
2Shaun Draughn
3RB1Carlos Hyde
2Shaun Draughn
FB1Bruce Miller
WR11Torrey Smith
2Bruce Ellington
3DeAndrew White
4Dres Anderson
5Devon Cajuste
WR21Quinton Patton
2Jerome Simpson
3DeAndre Smelter
4Aaron Burbridge
5Eric Rogers
WR31Bruce Ellington
TE1Vance McDonald
2Garrett Celek
3Blake Bell
4Je'Ron Hamm
5Rory Anderson
LT1Joe Staley
2Colin Kelly
3Fahn Cooper
LG1Zane Beadles
2Brandon Thomas
C1Daniel Kilgore
2Marcus Martin
3Ian Silberman
RG1Josh Garnett
2Andrew Tiller
3Jordan Devey
RT1Trent Brown
2Erik Pears
3John Theus
K1Phil Dawson
2Corey Acosta
3John Lunsford