The day after throwing more than 50 passes in a 30-minute session in pregame warmups, Colin Kaepernick reported for treatment on Sunday in good shape.
“Kap is fine,” 49ers coach Chip Kelly said in a conference call with reporters. “I saw Kap. He’s fine.”
When asked what the plan is for Kaepernick during Monday’s practice, Kelly said, “He’s going to throw some more.”
Kelly said he did not know if Kaepernick would take part in 7-on-7 and team drills.
“I don’t know that. We’ll see how it goes when he gets out there and starts throwing,”Kelly said.
Kaepernick has not practiced since Aug. 10 due to arm fatigue, which Kelly described last week as a muscle issue. The 49ers would like Kaepernick to go through a full week of practice and play Friday night against the Green Bay Packers at Levi's Stadium.
Blaine Gabbert, who opened training in a competition with Kaepernick, has handled all of the first-team reps in practices and games since Kaepernick has been sidelined.
--Kelly said he had not yet met with the medical staff, so there was no update on the knee injuries of linebacker Nick Bellore and wide receiver Bryce Treggs. A source told CSNBayArea.com that the 49ers believed Treggs had sustained an injury to his MCL, which is considered good news. MCL injuries do not require surgery and do not generally keep players out long term.
--Right tackle Anthony Davis saw some practice time last week at right guard. Kelly said he did not know where Davis will line up this week. Trent Brown has handled all of the team’s first-team practice snaps from the opening of training camp.
--Kelly on the outside linebackers: “We got some good pass rush out of, obviously, Marcus Rush. I thought Eli (Harold) had a really good day himself. Tank (Carradine) was very productive. I think that group did really well yesterday.”
Harold got the wind knocked out of him when Carradine, rushing from the opposite side, inadvertently hit Harold with his helmet in the midsection.
--The 49ers won Saturday’s exhibition game against the Broncos. Kelly listed some of the areas that pleased him: Energy and competitiveness, the defense settled down after the first series, the Nos. 2 and 3 defense got pressure on the quarterback, the run game was good, pass protection, and quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert, Jeff Driskel and Christian Ponder were accurate (a combined 19 of 24).
--The competition continues at inside linebacker among Michael Wilhoite, Gerald Hodges and Ray-Ray Armstrong.
“They all have their plusses,” Kelly said. “(Hodges) had a fumble recovery and was very productive. Ray-Ray has done a nice job in coverage in some of our dime and sub packages. Michael is really steady in terms of how he plugs and plays, and can play both positions. They’re all doing a good job. It’s a positive situation for us.”
--Rookie quarterback Jeff Driskel bounced back from a poor passing performance in the exhibition opener to connect on six of his seven pass attempts against the Broncos.
“I think Jeff has improved every time he’s gotten an opportunity. The more he’s out there, the more comfortable he is with what he’s doing. Obviously, he was better in Week 2 than he was in Week 1. He did a nice job in our two training sessions with Denver during the week.”
--Kelly said there is not a common thread in the 49ers’ five lost fumbles in two games. Mike Davis has fumbled twice. DuJuan Harris has been involved in two fumbles, but one was officially blamed on quarterback Thad Lewis. Carlos Hyde has also coughed it up.
“That’s all taken into (account) as we put this team together,” Kelly said. “Everybody understands how important the turnover battle is in the game of football. It’s something we’ve emphasized and will continue to emphasize. “
--Running back Shaun Draughn was held out due to a ribs injury, which occurred during a practice with the Broncos. Kelly said he expects Draughn to be back in action this week.
--In addition to outside linebacker Marcus Rush, who recorded three sacks, defensive lineman Garrison Smith also came through with a big game. Smith recorded a team-high five tackles with a sack and two tackles for loss.
“I thought Garrison played an outstanding game. Between him and Marcus, if you pick two standouts, those two, from a production standpoint, really jumped out when you were flying home last night and watching the tape. The two of those guys were around the football a lot and causing disruption. Both of those guys had really, really good games.”