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Colin Kaepernick shows up for 49ers workouts

To no surprise, Colin Kaepernick will not reduce the $11.9 million salary that is fully guaranteed to him in 2016. With the Broncos only willing to pay him $7 million, his future remains uncertain.

When Colin Kaepernick gets sound (and free) advice, he knows when to take it.

According to Matt Maiocco of, the 49ers-for-now quarterback showed up at the team facility today, as the team opened its first offseason program under coach Chip Kelly.

Of course, that’s not necessarily a sign that he’s staying there for long, as the wheels have been in motion for a possible deal to Denver.

But if nothing else, Kaepernick’s arrival keeps all his options open, and keeps him in line for some extra money. He has a $400,000 workout bonus if he participates in 90 percent of the 49ers workouts, and at the moment, he’s sitting on 100 percent.

Again, his presence doesn’t preclude a deal, even though his $11.9 million became guaranteed without offset if he’s injured during the program. But it’s unclear how much he’s even able to do, as he recovers from multiple offseason surgeries. But he’s there, for the moment, still Kelly’s best option at quarterback.