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49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick passes early test

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick went through his most extensive practice since the 2015 season when he participated in seven-on-seven passing drills on the first day of a mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, in Santa Clara. Kaepernick was held out of any drills that might have caused him to be accidentally injured.

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Notes, observations from 49ers’ first minicamp practice

First the big news: Colin Kaepernick practiced. Mostly. The only thing Kaepernick, who is coming back from three surgeries, including to his non-throwing shoulder, did not take part in was 11-on-11 drills where there is at least some semblance of a pass rush. (Tackling and hitting are not permitted, but there still are bodies flying about in the backfield.) Kaepernick looked a bit rusty early but seemed to fall into a rhythm as the practice went on. In sum, it would have been hard for someone unfamiliar with his offseason story line to tell that it was his first extensive practice of the year.

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