Once again, we've got news that Colin Kaepernick won't be playing in a preseason game, which is super disappointing. I was hoping for an actual quarterback battle, but I doubt there will be much he can do with two fewer games than Gabbert at the very worst. Chip Kelly will want to name a starter sooner rather than later and of course, there have always been the whispers that he preferred Gabbert from the start.
We'll never know if those whispers were true or if Kaepernick ever had a chance, but my gut is telling me his time as a starting quarterback, at least for the San Francisco 49ers, is at an end. Plus, look at Saturday's game against the Denver Broncos ... yikes. Gabbert, Jeff Driskel and Christian Ponder on one side, and Trevor Siemian, Mark Sanchez and Paxton Lynch on the other.
Once again I'm reminded that I would much rather have Sanchez than Gabbert. I'd take Lynch too, of course. Yeesh. Onto the links for the day.
Kaepernick will not play in 49ers' preseason game vs. Broncos (Maiocco)
49ers, Kelly hope Kaepernick will be ready to play against Packers on Aug. 26 (Barrows)
What's the deal with Colin Kaepernick's shoulder? (Cohn)
49ers easing Kaepernick back from 'muscle injury' (Branch)
49ers rookie Garnett 'playing catch up' in quest for starting job (Maiocco)
49ers notes: Anthony Davis' cameo at RG; Blaine Gabbert's red-zone TDs; Aaron Lynch sits out; Charles Haley's coaching embraced (Inman)
49ers looking for more consistency from young receivers (Biderman)
49ers practice 14: Anthony Davis moves to new spot (Maiocco)
49ers OL coach: No comparison for Brown's size and athleticism (Branch)
Team grey beard Ahmad Brooks still hunting QBs (Inman)
49ers TCD14: More melees in Denver; Gabbert sharp in red zone (Barrows)
Broncos coordinator Wade Phillips says Chip Kelly 'does an amazing job' (Biderman)
Davis believes in Brown, offered move to RG: 'I can play anywhere' (Maiocco)