Trent Baalke: I wouldn’t rule out a trade for Colin Kaepernick this week

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49ers GM: Colin Kaepernick could be traded this week
Wednesday April 27th, 2016

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San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said he wouldn’t rule out a trade for quarterback Colin Kaepernick this week, reports ESPN’s Bob Holtzman. 

“I wouldn’t say we are out there looking for it, but I wouldn’t rule it out,” Baalke said.

Kaepernick’s agent previously asked the 49ers for permission to seek a trade this off-season.

The 28-year-old’s $11.9 million salary for the 2016 season became guaranteed when San Francisco kept him on the roster on April 1. The 49ers could have released or traded Kaepernick before April 1.

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He finished the 2015 season with a career-low passer rating of 78.5 and completed only 59% of his passes with six touchdowns and five interceptions. Kaepernick also lost his starting job to Blaine Gabbert in Week 9 before being placed on IR due to a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder.​

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