Colin Kaepernick told reporters on Thursday that he’s “very happy” to still be a member of the 49ers.
“I’m very happy to be here,” Kaepernick said, via Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area. “And looking forward to training camp.”
Kaepernick also explained that they explored some potential trade options this offseason, but he’s excited to work with new HC Chip Kelly.
“We were looking at different opportunities,” Kaepernick said. “I don’t want to get into specifics of what happened, why things happened. At this point, everything is football. I’m a 49er. Once again, excited to work with Chip and this coaching staff.
“I’m excited about what’s to come.”
- Aaron Wilson reports that Broncos first-round QB Paxton Lynch is first player drafted at his slot to receive three years of his rookie contract guaranteed along with $600,000 in the fourth year of the agreement.
- Jason Cole of B/R reports that momentum continues to build for the Raiders to potential relocate to Las Vegas.
- The tourism and infrastructure committee are meeting on June 23 and are expected to make the recommendation that a stadium be build for the Raiders and UNLV.
- According to Cole, the big question remains whether the state of Nevada will be able to come up with the $750 million from both private and public funds needed for the project.
- Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune writes that Vikings WR Charles Johnson could be caught in a numbers game now that the team has brought in first-round WR Laquon Treadwell and late-round pick Moritz Boehringer.
- Cordarrelle Patterson‘s future in Minnesota is also in question, but Vensel mentions that Patteron’s kick-return ability will likely help his odds of making the team.
- Vensel considers Treadwell, Stefon Diggs and Jarius Wright to be locks to make the 53-man roster.