Colin Kaepernick trained to pass for the first time, but do not expect he’ll play this week preseason against the Denver Broncos.
San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke told reporters after training, “Obviously, the goal is to let him play, but we would be wise to decide how to do that, he is not ready yet.”
Kaepernick did not attend the first preseason against the Houston Texans due to the shoulder pain. But Baalke stressed that Capet Nick did not injure, he said, “Fatigue is a better explanation.”
Baalke also denied the reports 49ers plan to keep Kaepernick away from competition to avoid further injury, which will ensure the latter received $14.5 million salaries.
“Nonsense,” Baalke said, ” Like we always say, Kaepernick will get every opportunity, like Blaine Gabbert and Christian Ponder, they get every chance to be starting.”
Maybe so, Kaepernick would have no way to be starting without good performance in the first week of the regular season. Although Gabbert did be average in performance in the first preseason game, he still has almost entire the offseason and trained with starting lineup.
But we may soon have the chance to see Kaepernick. Coach Chip Kelly told reporters plan to make Kaepernick train with wide receiver and participate in the third preseason game.