Kaepernick cleared for individual work during 49ers minicamp

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Colin Kaepernick was cleared for individual work and took on-field reps Tuesday for the first time since undergoing multiple offseason surgeries.

The 28-year-old quarterback joined the rest of his 49ers teammates for a two-hour practice and took part in almost every session except for team scrimmages.

Kaepernick showed some rust early in the workout, which was expected after he was limited the entire offseason following surgeries on his left shoulder, knee and right thumb.

San Francisco coach Chip Kelly said that Kaepernick will continue to be limited during the minicamp but noted that his workload in individual position drills will increase.

Blaine Gabbert, who started the final eight games in 2015 after Kaepernick was injured, continues to take all the reps with the 49ers' first team offense.


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