Chip Kelly declares Colin Kaepernick to be “fine”


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 both 7-on-7 sessions and 11-on-11 team drills.

“I don’t know that,” Kelly said. “We’ll see how it goes when he gets out there and starts throwing. So don’t put me and say I said this. I don’t know. He’s going to start throwing tomorrow and we’ll see how it goes, see how he progresses.”

Kaepernick has yet to play during the preseason, giving Blaine Gabbert a clear chance to win the starting job, essentially by default. Kaepernick missed the entire offseason program, and he hasn’t practiced in well over a week due to a condition that the team has taken great pains not to call an injury, even though it seemingly is. Or was. Or whatever.