The Colin Kaepernick Saga has gained rays of hope now that Kap is throwing the ball again. San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly has said Kap will play on Friday with the 1’s and, barring disaster, we’ll finally get a good look at Kaepernick in this new system. Considering that Blaine Gabbert was only mildly improved in his second preseason outing, Kaepernick certainly still has a chance to impress.
Meanwhile, in other NFL news, the San Diego Chargers and their 2016 1st round pick, Joey Bosa, continue to be far apart in a deal. Keep in mind, this is the same organization that had issues drafting Eli Manning in 2004. If Bosa does decide to sit out this year, he will be eligible for next year’s draft and San Diego will have wasted a 1st round pick. The biggest name that comes to mind in this situation is Bo Jackson, who in 1986 famously refused to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after an incident costing him his NCAA eligibility. He was then drafted by the Raiders in the 1987 draft.
Let’s get to the links!
Colin Kapernick “on track” to play Friday, no call on who starts (Pro Football Talk)
Kaepernick wants to show 49ers ‘what I’m capable of’ in final two exhibitions (Inman)
Chargers issue statement on Joey Bosa negotiations (NFL.com)
Chip Kelly on Kaepernick: ‘If he’s up, he’s going to play’ (Barrows)
49ers introduce mobile tackling dummies to practice field (Maiocco)
Ex-NFL coach Edwards: Gabbert hasn't won 49ers' heart (CSN)
Lynch: During scuffle, Broncos players 'all hitting me with helmets' (Maiocco)
Kaepernick’s view differs from what Baalke called “a good conversation” (Pro Football Talk)
Chip Kelly, Colin Kaepernick and hypotheticals (Branch)
To win 49ers QB battle, Blaine Gabbert will 'just keep playing ball' (Biderman)
Kaepernick doing OK, but hypothetically, Chip Kelly picks 49ers to win Super Bowl without any QB (Inman)
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians calls 49ers 'sleeper' of NFC West (Biderman)
49ers notes: Mobile tackling dummies added to practice (Barrows)
49ers LB Carradine back to FSU form: 'I feel fast, really fast' (CSN)
Arik Armstead and DeForest Buckner uncertain for Green Bay game (Biderman)
What a horrible night to have a curse...