Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Trent Baalke says Colin Kaepernick will be with 49ers in 2016

In a surprising turnaround, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said Wednesday at the scouting combine in Indianapolis he “absolutely” expects Kaepernick to be on 49ers this year. The team’s brass was expected to sit with Kaepernick’s representatives sometime this week.

There had been heavy speculation the 28-year-old would be traded or released following an injury-plagued 2015 season in which he was disastrously benched in favor of journeyman Blaine Gabbert. Kaepernick’s $12 million salary becomes guaranteed on April 1.