SANTA CLARA – Quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Monday returned to full team warmups for the first time since Aug. 10.
Kaepernick has been held out of all pre-practice warmups since he was sidelined with arm fatigue. On Monday, he joined quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert, Jeff Driskel and Christian Ponder in throwing routes to the team’s running backs, wide receivers and tight ends on the 49ers' practice field.
The 49ers were hoping Kaepernick would be able to take part in full practices this week and play in Friday night’s exhibiting game against the Green Bay Packers on Friday at Levi’s Stadium.
Coach Chip Kelly said on Sunday that how Kaepernick is feeling will determine whether he takes part in all 7-on-7 and team sessions during practice. The media is no longer allowed to watch the 49ers’ practices through the end of the season.
Kaepernick and Gabbert opened training camp in a quarterback competition, with the first- and second-team practice snaps being split evenly among the two quarterbacks.
Gabbert has appeared in both exhibition games, completing 10 of 19 pass attempts for 132 yards with a touchdown, no interceptions and no sacks.
On Saturday, Kaepernick went through a 30-minute throwing session that included more than 50 passes of various length and velocity.