Chip Kelly, Colin Kaepernick and hypotheticals

Aug 24, 2016 at 10:27 AM--


Colin Kaepernick has resumed splitting first-team snaps with Blaine Gabbert and is on track to play against the Packers on Friday after he's been a full participant in the first two practices this week, head coach Chip Kelly said this morning. Kelly said Kaepernick's role in the preseason game hasn't been determined. On Aug. 10, Kelly said he wanted both Gabbert and Kaepernick to play with the first-team offense during the preseason. [...] Kaepernick has since missed the first two exhibition games because of his shoulder injury and wasn't a full participant in practice until Monday. After Friday's game, the final preseason contest, in which many starters traditionally don't play, will be Sept. 1 in San Diego. Does that mean the plan to get both quarterbacks first-team snaps will need to be scuttled? Kelly suggested he couldn't answer that until he spoke to trainer Jeff Ferguson about Kaepernick's health status.
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