The 49ers have cleared some cap room recently, and it looks like they’re about to use some of it.
According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, the 49ers are planning to meet with representatives for quarterback Colin Kaepernick this week in Santa Clara to talk about a contract extension.
The two sides haven’t negotiated, or at least met face-to-face, since a dinner in Indianapolis during the Scouting Combine. Then there was a hiccup with the investigation into an incident in Miami, but the 49ers have apparently decided that isn’t an issue, and always said getting an extension done with their star quarterback was a priority.
The 49ers cleared $6.6 million with cornerback Carlos Rogers’ cap hit came off the books Sunday, and recently added another $2.6 million worth of space by re-doing linebacker NaVorro Bowman’s deal.