Good morning ladies and gentlemen. After a couple days away from paying attention to San Francisco 49ers stuff ... it sounds like everyone is still talking about Colin Kaepernick's extension. And hey, there's no problem with that, there's just not a ton of new links. In fact, most of these are hand-me-downs from Friday more than anything.
But I mean, while we're on it, I just want to reiterate that I love the deal from top to bottom, and would feel the same way even if it didn't contain the so-called "de-escalators" built in. They're just icing on the cake at this point. I did notice a post from NFL.com about the 49ers' contract talks with Jim Harbaugh, and them being "stalled," but then I realized which site they were citing in the report and gave a good laugh.
Anyway, onto the links for the day.
Harbaugh: 'Life-changing moment for Colin' (Maiocco)
Kaepernick will join Brady, Brees et al if he hits contract escalators (Branch)
How Kaepernick's new deal could impact future free agents (Scout)
Kap numbers: where 49ers' QB ranks in NFL (Barrows)
49ers' rookie WR Ellington has run lifelong 'go' route (Branch)
Aldon Smith makes late cameo in 49ers-Raiders charity basketball game (Inman)
49ers rookies hear from guest speaker on anniversary of D-Day (Maiocco)
Kaepernick ranks sixth on top-paid QB list (Maiocco)
49ers' Carlos Hyde ready for football in his hands (MercuryNews)
Well-traveled LB Thomas not ready to tackle 9-to-5 job (Branch)
Jim Harbaugh on Army Inspiration, Levi's Stadium and Colin Kaepernick (49ers)