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Kaepernick has perfect spring attendance, in line to collect bonus

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Is Colin Kaepernick overpaid or underpaid? Mike Florio weighs in after the QB received a offseason bonus that pushes his 2016 salary to $12.3 million.

Despite not being cleared for football activities, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has “taken an active role” in the team’s offseason workout program, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reported Tuesday.

Kaepernick has financial interest in doing so. Maiocco reported that Kaepernick is in line to collect a $400,000 bonus for participating in at least 90 percent of the team’s offseason program, which concludes next week with a mandatory minicamp.

The report said Kaepernick has attended every session of the program since it opened on April 4. He had surgery on his left (non-throwing) shoulder in November, then had surgeries on his left thumb and right knee after the season, so his participation has been limited.

The team expects Kaepernick to be cleared for full participation in time for training camp. The report said Kaepernick has done footwork drills and taken mental reps during the team’s OTA practice sessions.

New 49ers coach Chip Kelly has said he’s in “no hurry” to pick either Kaepernick or Blaine Gabbert as his starting quarterback. The 49ers allowed Kapernick to talk with Broncos top executive John Elway earlier in the offseason about a potential trade, but the sides did not agree on a deal.