The 49ers' voluntary offseason program opened on Monday, and Colin Kaepernick was in attendance, a source told CSNBayArea.com's Matt Maiocco.
Last Thursday, Kaepernick's $11.9 million base salary for the 2016 season became fully guaranteed.
As outlined by the collective bargaining agreement, here are the three phases of the NFL’s offseason program:
Phase One (two weeks): Activities are limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation. Only full-time or part-time strength and conditioning coaches, who have no other coaching responsibilities with the team, are on the field. No other coaches are allowed on the field or to otherwise participate in or observe activities. No footballs shall be permitted to be used, except that quarterbacks may elect to throw to receivers as long as they are not covered by any other player. Players are not allowed to wear helmets.
Phase Two (three weeks): All coaches are allowed on the field. On-field workouts may include individual player instruction and drills, as well as “perfect play” drills, in which the entire offense or defense (but not offense vs. defense) go through slow-paced plays. Team offense vs. team defense drills are not permitted. There also can be no one-on-one drills in which offensive players go up against defensive players, such as offensive line vs. defensive line or receivers vs. defensive backs. Like Phase One, players are not allowed to wear helmets.
Phase Three (four weeks): Each team is allowed a total of 10 days of organized team practice activity (OTAs), including a mandatory minicamp. All coaches are allowed on the field. And while no live contact is permitted at any point during the nine-week program, team drills (offense vs. defense) are permitted. However, no one-on-one offense vs. defense drills are permitted. Teams may require players to wear helmets, but no pads or shells are permitted in the offseason program or minicamps.
Additional context on Kaepernick's situation with the 49ers:
#49ers offseason program began at 8:30AM with Chip Kelly's first team meeting. Colin Kaepernick was there. Trade to Broncos remains option.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) April 4, 2016
Colin Kaepernick has a $400,000 workout bonus for 90-percent participation in voluntary nine-week offseason program. He's 1-for-1.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) April 4, 2016
If Kaepernick's side and Broncos work out agreement on new contract, trade most likely happens. Broncos offseason program begins April 18.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) April 4, 2016
Why did Kaepernick report? If trade does not occur, he does not lose $400K or chance to learn system and start. Also, leverage vs. Broncos.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) April 4, 2016