San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, one of the two quarterbacks involved in a battle for the starting job, did not participate in team drills during practice on Thursday.
Colin Kaepernick not participating in team drills at start of #49ers practice. Training staff worked on right arm/shoulder this week.— Chris Biderman (@ChrisBiderman) August 11, 2016
QB Colin Kaepernick gets rest day as #49ers go through a light 90-minute practice before going at it hard Friday in practice with Texans.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) August 11, 2016
The team called it a "planned day of rest" for the quarterback. Kaepernick spent the day mirroring the quarterbacks behind the line of scrimmage, much as he did prior to June's minicamp during the team's offseason program.
Kaepernick is one of the players that is scheduled to meet with the media following Friday's practice.