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Newly vegan Colin Kaepernick looks to add weight before training camp

Jun 18, 2016 at 12:47 PM--


San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has given up all foods made from animals. He and his girlfriend, MTV personality and Hot 97 host Nessa, are both vegans now, per Nessa herself.

Kaepernick has been noticeably smaller this offseason, something that has been criticized by the national media. A lot of that is due to being limited in his workout regime following multiple surgeries. "Still working on getting strength throughout my entire body. It's something with three surgeries that it took me a while to get back in the weight room and start lifting and being able to put some of that muscle back on, which is why I'm really excited about this summer and the point that I'm at now," said Kaepernick earlier this month.

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Kaepernick tore a ligament in his throwing hand's thumb during an October 22 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. During his next game, a November 1 matchup against the St. Louis Rams, Kaepernick said that he suffered a bone bruise and cracked cartilage. That game would be his last of the season before being benched in favor of Blaine Gabbert and eventually placed on injured reserve.

Kaepernick practiced for the first time during the last week's mandatory three-day minicamp. While he participated in individual and 7-on-7 drills, he sat out 11-on-11 drills during practices.

When asked how much weight he would like to put back on, Kaepernick said, "That really depends on how training goes and everything like that. There's a pretty substantial amount of weight that I want to put on this summer."

"I don't know exactly how much I need to put on but I need to put on quite a bit. But that's not something I've had a problem with in the past," continued Kaepernick.

The quarterback went on to say that he will be prepared for the team's upcoming training camp in late-July where Kaepernick will battle Gabbert for the starting job.



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