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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
Contract: view contract details

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The Sacramento Bee reports Colin Kaepernick (shoulder surgery) has been cleared for training camp.
Kap underwent shoulder, knee and thumb operations, but it was his shoulder that needed final clearance. Kap could still begin camp on active/PUP as he gets his conditioning in order, but he'll be ready to battle Blaine Gabbert for the starting job. Amazingly, Gabbert seems to have a leg up. It's a crazy world out there. Jul 26 - 6:53 PM

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Colin Kaepernick (various surgeries) said he plans to keep running.

"My style of play is my style of play," Kaepernick said. "I have to be able to continue with that and be able to do those things and do what this offense requires of me." Despite undergoing surgery on his shoulder, knee and thumb after landing on injured reserve, Kaepernick deciding to run less would be a mistake, especially considering he is finally playing for an offense which could unleash his potential on the ground. Kaep was able to participate on a limited basis at minicamp, and he should be ready for training camp.
Jun 11 - 1:05 PM

Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) put an emphasis on flexibility this offseason.

Kaepernick is tweaking his routine after a dismal 2015 that ended with a season-ending shoulder injury. Kap also confirmed he lost a "substantial" amount of weight following three offseason surgeries. Though Kaepernick plans on gaining back most of that mass, his goal is to become more "limber" this year. Kaepernick worked on loosening his back during his rehab and has experimented with wearing a tinted visor to improve his vision. Kaepernick still has to beat out Blaine Gabbert to get on the field this season.
Jun 10 - 1:57 PM

Colin Kaepernick said he is "very excited" to still be with the 49ers.

That might be true right now, but he made a concerted effort to escape San Francisco this offseason. "Organizations at the end of the season go through and evaluate personnel and opportunities," Kaepernick said. "I sat down with my team and did the same thing." While he said he is happy working with coach Chip Kelly, Kaepernick also said he has yet to have a conversation with GM Trent Baalke. Both sides can talk about sunshine and rainbows all offseason, but this is still a marriage on the rocks.
Jun 9 - 5:22 PM's Mike Silver reports Blaine Gabbert is the "heavy favorite" over Colin Kaepernick to be the 49ers' Week 1 starter.

Silver recently visited 49ers headquarters and came away with this belief. Silver called San Francisco's quarterback battle "allegedly" a competition, and indicated a matured Gabbert has won over teammates. "He's loved in this locker room," Silver said. "He did a lot of good things last year and I'd be shocked if he's not the starter in the opener." Silver suggested Gabbert could become the 49ers' next Alex Smith as a player who "resurrects himself" after early-career failure. Kaepernick (various surgeries) only recently resumed practicing and looked like a shell-shocked player with shot confidence before his benching last year.
Jun 7 - 11:21 PM

Updating a previous item, Colin Kaepernick (shoulder, thumb, knee) will participate in individual drills at minicamp.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Kaepernick would not be cleared for minicamp. While that remains true as it pertains to team drills, Kaep will get some work during the individual portions. Any return to action is a good sign, but every snap missed in team sessions puts Kaepernick further behind Blaine Gabbert in the quarterback competition. He needs to be 100 percent when training camp opens.
Jun 7 - 1:37 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Colin Kaepernick (shoulder, thumb, knee) will not be medically cleared for minicamp.

Kaep was not expected to be ready for minicamp, but this is another reminder he is falling behind Blaine Gabbert in the 49ers' quarterback competition. Kaepernick should be ready for training camp, but he will have some ground to make up once he gets back on the field.
Jun 6 - 10:35 AM

49ers OC Curtis Modkins admitted Thursday he has "no idea" when Colin Kaepernick (shoulder, thumb, knee) will be cleared for football activities.

Only cleared to throw passes off to the side, Kaepernick has undergone three surgeries since being placed on injured reserve in November of last year, and has yet to practice in OTAs. For now, Blaine Gabbert is in the driver's seat to start Week 1. We would not be surprised if the 49ers wound up giving starts to three quarterbacks this year -- Gabbert, Kaepernick, and rookie Jeff Driskel. Destined for another sorry season, the 49ers' Vegas Win Total is five games. Only the Browns (4.5) have a lower projected win total.
Jun 2 - 1:49 PM

49ers coach Chip Kelly insists Colin Kaepernick isn't falling behind in the team's quarterback race as he rehabs his surgeries.

"He’s great in the classroom," Kelly said of Kaepernick. "He’s got a great grasp of what we’re doing. ... There’s not a race. The first day we’re able to against defenses is today. We’re not naming the starting lineup for the Rams game today." For once, something Kelly says is indisputably true. May OTAs are molehills compared to the mountains of training camp and the preseason. That's where Kap's battle with Blaine Gabbert will truly be waged.
May 17 - 2:13 PM

Colin Kaepernick (shoulder surgery) could be cleared for mandatory minicamp in early June.

Kaepernick has resumed throwing, but isn’t doing much at voluntary workouts. He shouldn't fall too far behind in Chip Kelly's new offense if he avoids setbacks.
May 13 - 5:41 PM

In an interview with KNBR on Friday, 49ers coach Chip Kelly said he's had "great interaction" with Colin Kaepernick.

"On a football level and on a day-to-day basis and how we get along, it’s been fantastic," said Kelly. "We haven’t had any ‘elephants in the room’ or anything to speak of from that standpoint." That's what we'd expect Kelly to say, though it does sound like the disgruntled Kaepernick is at least trying to get on the same page with his new head coach. Kaepernick had a few suitors earlier this offseason but his trade market has dried up since the draft. The two sides are stuck with each other and might as well make the most of it.
May 13 - 4:15 PM

The Press Democrat believes Colin Kaepernick could be demoted to third string if he doesn’t beat out Blaine Gabbert.

Beat writer Grant Cohn says the front office is "tired" of Kaepernick and "wants Gabbert to be the starter." Recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, Kaepernick resumed throwing this week, but isn’t expected to be cleared until June. He’s at risk of falling behind in Chip Kelly’s new offense and could end up in a situation similar to Robert Griffin III last year. The 49ers can save $2M in roster bonuses if they make Kaepernick a weekly inactive.
May 6 - 6:19 PM

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

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