Tuesday, March 25, 2014

49ers G.M. wants Colin Kaepernick’s extension by camp

It’s one thing for 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh to bang the drum for a new contract for quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

But this is apparently something the entire 49ers leadership agrees on.

According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke said he wanted Kaepernick’s extension done before the start of training camp.

“We’re going to work extremely hard, very diligently in trying to get something done prior to training camp. That’s the objective right now, as it stands,” Baalke said.
There have been preliminary talks, but Baalke said there would soon be face-to-face meetings toward that end.

Harbaugh declared Kaepernick a “high priority,” and Baalke’s stance makes it more likely that Kaepernick won’t have to toil for $1.073 million this year, or roughly half what backup Blaine Gabbert will make.

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