The Miami police department's special victims unit has informed the Sacramento Bee that they are hoping to wrap up the investigation into to "suspicious incident" by the end of the month. They are waiting for some scientific evidence and could not say for sure when exactly it would be finished. Keystone cops to the rescue!
Back in April, Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport both reported Colin Kaepernick's contract negotiations were on hold while the police finished up their investigation. Given that this investigation has dragged into June, it's not entirely shocking that things have been quiet on the negotiation front. Once it does wrap up, it would not surprise me if contract rumors started to percolate again.
We don't really know where the two sides stand in negotiations. We've heard numbers in the $18-$20 million or more range thrown around, but that could be to help push agendas in the discussion. There was talk the two sides started generally, and were moving into more specific proposals, but then the Miami nonsense became a thing. It seems likely to wrap up, but until then, we might just be stuck waiting to see what happens with contract negotiations.
Matt Maiocco is reporting the 49ers have $8.165 million in salary cap space. While that is not an exorbitant amount, it is enough to potentially get a deal figured out with Kap. While a Kap extension creates some headaches for finding money for other players, I think most of us would much rather be in that situation than waiting for a deal to get done. If the 49ers are convinced Kap is there long-term option, they're going to have to pay the piper. I'd much rather it happen soon so the team can really move on to figuring out additional deals.