Kaepernick’s view differs from what Baalke called “a good conversation”
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is back in practice this week and planning to return to preseason game action this weekend.
He’s back on speaking terms with 49ers general manager Trent Baalke, too, but maybe no better than that.
Asked by reporters Wednesday about what Baalke had deemed “a good conversation” between the two last week, Kaepernick offered a bit of a clarification.
“We had a conversation,” Kaepernick said.
Pressed further on the matter, Kaepernick said, “We have a business relationship. That’s the point that we’re at.”
And Kaepernick wasn’t going to be pressed any further than that. He again said he’s done discussing how the team handled his injuries last season and his request for a trade last spring.
“Once again, I’m not getting into all of the specifics, anything like that,” he said. “We’re focusing on football and my focus right now is this game Friday.”
Earlier Wednesday, 49ers coach Chip Kelly said he’s glad to have Kaepernick back working in practice this week but has not yet named a starter for this week’s preseason game.