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Colin Kaepernick cleared by doctors following shoulder surgery

Now that “heck of a competition” at quarterback can truly begin. According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been fully cleared to participate in practice after offseason shoulder surgery. Kaepernick flew to Vail, Colo., yesterday to meet with Dr. Peter Millett, who performed the surgery. There, he went through…

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Alex Boone predicts Blaine Gabbert will start over Colin Kaepernick

As the 2016 regular season approaches, a move that would have seemed highly irregular a year ago now seems inevitable. When the 49ers open things up in Week One against the Rams, the quarterback will be Blaine Gabbert not Colin Kaepernick. A guy who spent six seasons with the 49ers, including a 2015 campaign that…

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Gabbert seen as better fit than Kaepernick in Kelly’s offense

The Blaine Gabbert–Colin Kaepernick quarterback competition has an early leader, and it’s the guy who was once viewed as a draft bust, not the guy who was once viewed as a future superstar. That’s the word from ESPN, which reports that Gabbert has picked up new coach Chip Kelly’s offense, is seen inside the organization…

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Michael Vick still hoping to play, if a contender calls him

Michael Vick is still trying to hustle up a job. But not just any job. Appearing at a celebrity golf tournament in Charlotte, Vick said he still hoped to play this season, but wasn’t interested in joining a bad team. “I’m going to continue to stay optimistic about my 2016 season and try to enjoy it,”…

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Ron Rivera, nice person, says nice things about 49ers QB situation

There are plenty of words you could use to describe the 49ers’ looming quarterback competition between Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick. Panthers coach Ron Rivera, bless his heart, chose some of the most charitable ones. Via Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News, Rivera took a break from an appearance at a California charity…

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Tuesday morning one-liners

The Bills are looking for better offensive production in the red zone. How will RB Arian Foster fit into the Dolphins backfield? Patriots DE Rob Ninkovich doesn’t feel pressure heading into the final year of their contract. LB David Harris remains in the middle of the Jets defense. Determining which holes the Ravens still have…

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Jean Francois says lack of long-term deal for starting QB won’t be a distraction

Since “franchise tag” first became part of the NFL dictionary, only one quarterback previously has spent a full year playing under it. In 2016, Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins joins Drew Brees, who spent 2005 under the tag before joining the Saints a decade ago. So will having the team’s starting quarterback not under contract beyond…

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Monday morning one-liners

Ten things to know about St. John Fisher College, home of Bills training camp. A breakdown of the Dolphins offensive tackles. Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski helped out Paul McCartney at a concert in Boston. The Jets might have been a good choice for “Hard Knocks” this season. A sandwich run delayed the start of a post-signing…

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Jaelen Strong, Tyrann Mathieu, other NFL players open up about Alton Sterling shooting

Like many Americans who have been stopped in their tracks by the video of the shooting death of a Louisiana man being detained by police last night, a number of NFL players are processing some raw emotions right now. And a number of them have taken to social media to express their frustrations that the…

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Colin Kaepernick gets contacts, because improved vision can’t hurt

The physical talent was always there, but the accuracy, not so much. So maybe some corrective lenses will help. It’s worth a shot, and if it works they can make a movie about it. According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick got contact lenses this offseason to improve his short…

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Monday morning one-liners

Bills CB Nickell Robey is mentoring Kevon Seymour for the second time. Louis Delmas could return to Miami if the Dolphins feel they need a veteran safety this summer. In support of a cautious approach to Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski’s practice workload. The Jets need better production from their tight ends this year. S Lardarius…

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Jeff Driskel, future 49ers starting quarterback?

The 49ers didn’t draft their quarterback of the future. Unless they did. Via Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, coach Chip Kelly has high praise for sixth-round rookie Jeff Driskel. “I think he’s done a really nice job,” Kelly recently said. “He’s really intelligent. [He] picked things up conceptually very quickly. [He] was exposed to a couple…

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Kaepernick speaks, says he’s happy to be with the 49ers

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick spoke to reporters for the first time in six months Thursday, and though he addressed his trade request and other matters from a strange offseason, Kaepernick said he’s shifted his focus to a future he hopes includes staying with the 49ers. “I’m very happy to be here,” Kaepernick said. “And looking…

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Blaine Gabbert the “heavy favorite” to start for 49ers

Both were drafted in 2011. The guy taken in round two became a star, and the first-rounder a bust. Now, the roles are in the process of reversing. Mike Silver of NFL Media reports that Blaine Gabbert is the “heavy favorite” to become the starting quarterback in San Francisco over Colin Kaepernick. It’s not a surprise,…

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Colin Kaepernick will do individual drills at minicamp

49ers offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins said last week that there was no timetable for quarterback Colin Kaepernick to resume on-field activities and that was followed by a report casting doubt on his participation in this week’s minicamp. Kaepernick won’t be doing everything during the three days of work this week, but coach Chip Kelly said Tuesday…

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