San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick answers questions at a news conference after Friday night’s preseason game between the 49ers and Green Bay Packers.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick answers questions at a news conference after Friday night’s preseason game between the 49ers and Green Bay Packers. Ben Margot AP
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick answers questions at a news conference after Friday night’s preseason game between the 49ers and Green Bay Packers. Ben Margot AP
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