Colin Kaepernick RUMORS & NEWS

  • Chip Kelly: Colin Kaepernick is ‘on track’ to play this week

    Sportsnaut "The long-awaited 2016 debut of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is expected to take place this Friday. Providing there are no setbacks, Kaepernick is slated to play against the Green Bay Packers in the team’s third preseason game. Whether Kap will start or come in the game..." August 24

  • Colin Kaepernick's time with the 49ers could be nearing an end

    Fox Sports "San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is yet to throw a pass from scrimmage in training camp or the preseason, as he rehabs from a shoulder injury he sustained last season. The 49ers plan on the competition for the starting quarterback job between him and Blaine Gabbert to start this..." August 23

  • Chip Kelly declares Colin Kaepernick to be “fine”

    Pro Football Talk "Colin Kaepernick’s dead arm apparently has been revived. “I think Kap is fine,” coach Chip Kelly told reporters on Sunday. “I saw Kap. He’s fine.” Kelly said that Kaepernick will “throw some more” on Monday, in practice and not on the side. But it’s not clear whether Kaepernick will throw in..." August 21

  • 49ers preparing to put Colin Kaepernick ‘on ice’ in 2016?

    The Sports Daily "At least two prominent NFL reporters believe the San Francisco 49ers could pull a RG3 on quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who could be protected in 2016 so the 49ers can save millions against injuries guarantees next offseason. Albert Breer of MMQB became the latest national reporter to weigh in..." August 18

  • Trent Baalke: Colin Kaepernick’s arm is fatigued, not injured

    Sacramento Bee "Trent Baalke noted that Colin Kaepernick threw some on Wednesday and the plan is for the quarterback to do a little more on Thursday. "And we'll continue to bring him back as we see fit and as he sees fit," Baalke, the 49ers' general manager said at the team's hotel outside of Denver. To..." August 17

  • Kaepernick hasn't thrown a pass in 6 days

    The Score "Colin Kaepernick's sore shoulder may be more serious than previously expected. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback missed his team's preseason opener on Sunday and has yet to throw a pass since. Kevin Jones of KNBR reports that Tuesday was Kaepernick's sixth straight day without throwing a pass." August 16

  • Trent Baalke ‘pushing for Blaine Gabbert and against Colin Kaepernick’

    Sportsnaut "The San Francisco 49ers supposedly were going to have a quarterback competition this summer between Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick. That has really not materialized, and now word is coming out that indicates general manager Trent Baalke couldn’t be happier with the development. As you may..." August 16

  • Colin Kaepernick dealing with ‘dead arm,’

    Niners Nation "The San Francisco 49ers continue to wait and see on Colin Kaepernick’s status for this week, but Adam Schefter chimed in. He says two sources described Kaepernick as having a “dead arm” for the time being, and the hope is that he gets his strength back soon. On Friday, Chip Kelly was asked if he..." August 16

  • Chip Kelly won't say Blaine Gabbert has a 'leg up' on Colin Kaepernick just yet

    Fox Sports "The San Francisco 49ers got their first taste of preseason action on Sunday night against the Houston Texans. In doing so, the coaching staff got a look at the looming quarterback battle. Well, half of it, at least. Colin Kaepernick sat with shoulder fatigue, giving way to Blaine Gabbert under..." August 15

  • Kaepernick out for 49ers' preseason opener with shoulder soreness

    The Score "The San Francisco 49ers' quarterback competition will be a one-sided affair in their preseason opener Sunday against the Houston Texans. Colin Kaepernick will not play in the game due to shoulder soreness, the 49ers announced. Head coach Chip Kelly said Friday that Kaepernick was dealing..." August 14

  • Kaepernick applying to wear tinted visor

    CSN Bay Area "Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has worn a tinted visor in his helmet during the team’s offseason and training camp, is awaiting final approval from the NFL to fashion the apparatus during games. “I’m going through that process currently,” Kaepernick said on Friday. The NFL rulebook states..." August 13

  • Colin Kaepernick dealing with ‘arm fatigue,’ might not play Sunday

    Sportsnaut "The long-awaited return of Colin Kaepernick to the field for the San Francisco 49ers might have to wait another week. Chip Kelly, speaking with media on Friday, revealed Kaepernick will be limited during the joint practice with the Houston Texans due to “arm fatigue,” per Matt Maiocco of CSN..." August 12

  • Kap 'right on track,' 49ers QB competition 'just getting started'

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers' quarterback competition features two players with different styles. But offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins said he believes both Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert are good fits for Chip Kelly's scheme. "I think naturally every quarterback's skillsets are a little different,"..." August 04

  • Chip Kelly: Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert to split reps

    Sportsnaut "The San Francisco 49ers opened their first training camp under new head coach Chip Kelly on Sunday. Needless to say, the biggest question surrounding this fledgling franchise is the quarterback situation. Unless you have been living under a rock for the past several months, you know full well..." July 31

  • 49ers’ Kaepernick given medical OK for training camp

    Sacramento Bee "Colin Kaepernick received medical clearance Tuesday from his Colorado doctor to fully take part in practice for the first time this season. According to a league source, the 49ers quarterback met in Vail, Colo., with Dr. Peter Millett, who performed Kaepernick’s November shoulder surgery...." July 26

  • Kaepernick on Alton Sterling shooting: ‘What lynchings look like in 2016’

    SI "San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick compared Tuesday’s shooting of Alton Sterling by police officers in Baton Rouge, La., to a modern-day lynching in an Instagram video he posted on Wednesday. The video appears to be recorded by a witness and has garnered public outrage since it..." July 06

  • Colin Kaepernick sets improved sight on 49ers’ starting QB job

    Sacramento Bee "After Colin Kaepernick suffered three significant injuries in 2015, you might think he will curtail his hard-running habits in 2016. Not so. “My style of play is my style of play,” the 49ers quarterback said Thursday. “I have to be able to continue with that and be able to do those things..." June 11

  • 49ers’ Kaepernick fixing vision, improving flexibility for 2016 season

    Sacramento Bee "After he suffered three significant injuries in 2015, you might think Colin Kaepernick will curtail his hard-running habits in 2016. Not so. "My style of play is my style of play," the 49ers quarterback said Thursday. "I have to be able to continue with that and be able to do those things..." June 10

  • Kaepernick: 'I'm very happy to be' playing for 49ers

    CSN Bay Area "Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, whose offseason trade request did not result in a change of scenery, expressed excitement on Thursday that he remains a member of the 49ers. When asked if he is confident his best opportunity for success is now with the 49ers, Kaepernick said, “I’m very confident..." June 09

  • Colin Kaepernick expected to throw during 49ers minicamp

    Sportsnaut "Colin Kaepernick is still not cleared for team sessions, but for the first time this offseason he will throw during the San Francisco 49ers’ minicamp this week. “Coach Chip Kelly said Kaepernick will participate in individual, offensive drills, meaning he’s expected to throw, which he hasn’t..." June 07

  • Report: Colin Kaepernick not cleared to participate in 49ers minicamp

    Sportsnaut "Colin Kaepernick remains sidelined as he heals from three offseason surgeries, and he won’t be cleared for San Francisco 49ers minicamp this week, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Should Kaepernick be cleared for training camp, as Rapoport suggests he might, then he’ll have a chance to wrest..." June 06

  • Chip Kelly: Kaepernick, Gabbert have similar skill set

    Niners Nation "On situation he walked into as HC: I think I walked into a good situation. It’s obviously an outstanding franchise. First that strikes you. An organization that’s won five Super Bowls. It’s got a great tradition, has a brand new stadium, state-of-the-art facilities. And then a really young..." June 05

  • “No timetable” for Colin Kaepernick to resume on-field work

    CSN Bay Area "Veteran Erik Pears has been lining up with the 49ers’ first-team offense during the team’s offseason program, while Trent Brown is running with the second unit. Offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins said on Thursday that not a whole lot should be read into the depth chart at this point in the..." June 02

  • Why the 49ers should start Gabbert over Kaepernick

    The Score "It's amazing how far the San Francisco 49ers have fallen since coming a tipped pass away from a second consecutive Super Bowl appearance just two seasons ago. Players are counting down the days until their contracts expire, free agents don't even consider the team an option, and the coaching..." May 23

  • 49ers QB race: Blaine Gabbert, Colin Kaepernick in vastly different roles

    San Jose Mercury News "And, for now, Gabbert indeed is the incumbent in that role. Colin Kaepernick still is not medically cleared to fully compete on the practice field, where organized team activities began Tuesday. “His focus right now is rehab, and my focus right now is learning the offense, being in the weight..." May 18

  • Chip: 'No Idea' If Kap or Gabbert Will Start

    San Jose Mercury News "Midway through the offseason program and four months shy of the season opener, 49ers coach Chip Kelly isn’t near ready to reveal who’ll be his starting quarterback between Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert. “I have no idea,” Kelly told KNBR 680-AM, sounding half-joking and half-coy. “We’re..." May 13

  • Joe Montana explains Kaepernick's biggest problem in San Francisco

    CBS Sports "One of the biggest ongoing dramas of the offseason has been the Colin Kaepernick situation in San Francisco. Although the 49ers quarterback demanded a trade back in February, there was no deal to be had. Now it looks like he's going to be stuck with the 49ers in 2016, which isn't necessarily a..." May 13

  • Colin Kaepernick could be demoted to third string if he doesn’t beat out Blaine Gabbert.

    Santa Rosa Press Democrat "Where’s Colin? That’s my new favorite game. It’s similar to “Where’s Waldo?” But instead of searching a picture book for a world-traveler wearing a striped shirt and a beanie, you search for pictures of Colin Kaepernick wearing a black shirt and a beanie during offseason..." May 07

  • 49ers GM Baalke: Kaepernick 'is slinging it a little bit'

    CSN Bay Area "Quarterback Colin Kaepernick is making good progress in his rehabilitation from three surgeries, according to 49ers general manager Trent Baalke. "Kap's doing an awfully good job with his rehab,” Baalke said Wednesday on Sirius XM NFL radio. “He’s out on the field now. He's not throwing with..." May 05

  • Colin Kaepernick resumes throwing

    Pro Football Talk "The draft came and went without a trade sending quarterback Colin Kaepernick away from the 49ers and the Broncos said they’re no longer interested in one, which makes it pretty likely that Kaepernick will remain with the team for the 2016 season. With that out of the way, the big question..." May 04

  • Report: ‘Nothing going on’ with Colin Kaepernick trade to Broncos

    Sportsnaut "For the past several weeks, there has been talk about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick heading to the Denver Broncos in a trade during the 2016 NFL draft. While this talk has calmed down a bit recently, most expected rumors to heat up during the draft itself. That has not..." April 29

  • Report: Broncos have discussed giving up first-round pick in Colin Kaepernick deal

    Sportsnaut "There should be some sort of resolution regarding the Denver Broncos quarterback situation before the three-day 2016 NFL draft concludes on Saturday. Whether that’s Denver selecting a quarterback with the 31st pick or trading for a veteran still remains to be seen. What we do know is that..." April 28

  • 49ers GM won't rule out trading Colin Kaepernick this week

    ESPN "It's possible that quarterback Colin Kaepernick could be traded this week, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke tells ESPN's Bob Holtzman. "I wouldn't say we are out there looking for it, but I wouldn't rule it out," Baalke said. Kaepernick is attending a voluntary minicamp this..." April 28

  • John Elway happy with Mark Sanchez, calls Colin Kaepernick talks 'dormant' "As the weeks have passed, John Elway and the Broncos have remained patient about the state of their quarterback position, continuing to sit with two quarterbacks while waiting for the situation to play out. Mark Sanchez is the reason why. "We're happy with Mark," Elway said at his pre-draft..." April 22

  • Report: Very little movement on Colin Kaepernick trade front

    Sportsnaut "With the 2016 NFL Draft rapidly approaching, it’s becoming abundantly clear that both the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos are going to be movers and shakers during the annual event in Chicago next week. Flush with 12 picks and a quarterback in Colin Kaepernick that’s clearly on the trade..." April 21

  • Niners GM Trent Baalke hasn’t talked to Colin Kaepernick in two weeks

    Sportsnaut "“There’s no crying in football!” — Trent Baalke, probably. When asked about whether or he’s talked to Colin Kaepernick the San Francisco 49ers general manager had this to say, per Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle: “I can’t get into what his feelings are. I have not addressed them..." April 20

  • Colin Kaepernick trade talks expected to heat up on draft day

    Sportsnaut "While there hasn’t been much recent movement on the trade front surrounding a potential deal that would send Colin Kaepernick to the Denver Broncos, the upcoming NFL draft will present yet another opportunity to get something done. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports notes that it’s highly unlikely..." April 20

  • Former GM thinks Kaepernick-to-Broncos is done, pending 49ers drafting QB

    Niners Nation "The San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos have been fairly silent the last two weeks, and Colin Kaepernick trade discussions seem to have stalled out. The hang-up is believed to be $4.9 million of Kaepernick's 2016 base salary, although Mindi Bach reported the Broncos wanted him taking pay cuts..." April 14

  • Broncos will stick to their demands with 49ers' Colin Kaepernick

    Number Fire "The Denver Broncos "don't figure" to bend in their contract demands for San Francisco 49ers' quarterback Colin Kaepernick, ESPN's Jeff Legwold reports. What It Means: Legwold reports the Broncos want the 49ers to pay $4.9 million of Kaepernick's salary this season, and the quarterback to..." April 11

  • Clady deal has no impact on Kaepernick trade

    NBC News 9 Colorado "Trading away Ryan Clady may have given the Denver Broncos more salary cap room but it had no impact on whether the team acquires quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Cap room, or lack thereof, had nothing to do with the Broncos offering Kaepernick a reduced 2016 salary to $7 million. According to a..." April 10

  • Broncos' Kubiak says he also met with Kaepernick "It was earlier this month when 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, seeking a trade out of San Francisco, sat down with Broncos general manager John Elway. No deal came from that meeting, but we learned Thursday that Elway wasn't the only member of the team who met with the..." April 07

  • Kaepernick uncertainty could become distraction for 49ers

    San Jose Mercury News "NaVorro Bowman acknowledged Wednesday that Colin Kaepernick's uncertain future could be a distraction by the time the 49ers play their season opener in five months. "Yeah, when the season rolls around, I think it will be," Bowman said. "But right now guys are just focused on what we have to do..." April 07

  • Source: Kap not willing to take Broncos' current pay-cut offer

    CSN Bay Area "Colin Kaepernick is willing to take a pay cut to play for the Denver Broncos, just not one as large as the reigning Super Bowl champions would like. The Broncos are offering Kaepernick an annual salary of $7 million for the 2016 season and the 2017 season, a source close to the situation told..." April 06

  • Chip Kelly doesn't really want Kaepernick with 49ers

    247 Sports "With regards to the game of musical chairs the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos appear to be playing with Colin Kaepernick, that sound you hear is the music either beginning to slow down, or just the CD skipping altogether. With Kaepernick deciding to take the $400k and arrive for workouts..." April 05

  • Warren Moon believes Denver is ‘perfect situation’ for Colin Kaepernick

    Denver Post "Count Hall of Famer Warren Moon among those who believe the Broncos offer the best opportunity for Colin Kaepernick. Moon, a nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback and current commentator for Seahawks radio network, has spoken glowingly about Kaepernick’s abilities in the past but has also acknowledged..." April 05

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    "Trade talks are quiet... not dead yet." - @RapSheet

  • Colin Kaepernick is expected to report to 49ers camp on Monday: What this means and for $400,000, why wouldn’t he?

    San Jose Mercury News "What I reported on Twitter a few hours ago: An NFL source indicates that Colin Kaepernick is expected to report to 49ers OTAs in Santa Clara on Monday. This reiterates what BANG’s Cam Inman reported weeks ago–but was thrown into some uncertainty by the reports of a near-deal between the 49ers,..." April 04

  • 49ers-Broncos reportedly have parameters of agreement for Kaepernick trade in place

    ESPN "San Francisco and Denver have the parameters of an agreement in principle on a trade for Colin Kaepernick, sources said, but before any deal can be completed, the quarterback and the Broncos still have to agree on a restructured contract, and the two sides have not been close. Kaepernick and..." April 03

  • Colin Kaepernick trade to Broncos being held up by $4.9 million

    ESPN "San Francisco and Denver have the parameters of an agreement in principle on a trade for quarterback Colin Kaepernick, sources said. But before a deal is completed, the 49ers, Broncos and Kaepernick have to agree on who will pay the quarterback's $11.9 million guaranteed salary for this..." April 03

  • Broncos offer Colin Kaepernick best shot at redemption

    The Score "It appears that it's only a matter of time - and money - before Colin Kaepernick joins the Denver Broncos, and while it can be argued that he isn't the franchise's best option for fixing their quarterback conundrum, there is little doubt the Broncos offer him his best chance at resurrecting his..." April 03