Around the NFC West: 49ers to watch QB

March, 16, 2011
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Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee says the 49ers plan to attend a private workout for Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Barrows: "The 6-5, 225-pound Kaepernick has the strongest arm of any quarterback in this draft, and he led the Wolf Pack to a 13-1 record this past season. He completed 233 of 359 attempts (64.9 percent) for 3,022 yards, 21 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He also was a very good runner and is the only player in NCAA history with more than 4,000 rushing yards to go along with more than 10,000 passing yards. When the college season ended, Kaepernick was viewed as a mid-round selection. However, he showed better-than-expected touch and accuracy at the January Senior Bowl. He also was one of the better passers at the combine, and is now viewed as a second-round prospect."

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch updates the Rams' situation at receiver, among other positions, during his most recent chat. Thomas: "All indications are that Donnie Avery and Mark Clayton are doing fine. But you never know for sure until they get back out on the field practicing. Maybe I'm blanking out, but I don't recall any surgery for Laurent Robinson. Robinson was tendered by the Rams as a restricted free agent (since he's a four-year man that tender wouldn't take effect if we return to the old standard for unrestricted free agency). If that's the case and Robinson becomes unrestricted once there's a new CBA, I don't think the Rams would extend themselves to get Robinson back."

Brian McIntyre of Mac's Football Blog, writing for the Tacoma News Tribune, lists which Seahawks players stand to lose the most financially during a lockout. McIntyre: "The Seahawks' player with the most to lose is offensive lineman Stacy Andrews, who is due a $500,000 workout bonus this off-season. 2010 first-round pick Russell Okung has a $200,000 workout bonus, while Marcus Trufant, Lofa Tatupu, Earl Thomas, Chris Clemons, and Mike Williams have $100,000 workout bonuses. Kentwan Balmer ($62,500) and John Carlson ($60,000) stand to lose five-figure workout bonuses this off-season. Marshawn Lynch has an $8,120 workout bonus from his Buffalo Bills contract, while Max Unger stands to miss out on a $7,000 workout bonus in his rookie contract."

Aaron Wilson of National Football Post lists the Cardinals among teams planning to visit with LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson as the 2011 draft nears. Wilson: "Peterson is scheduled to visit the Denver Broncos, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills. Peterson also has a private workout Wednesday for the Cleveland Browns and is also expected to visit the Tennessee Titans and other teams prior to the NFL draft. ... At the Senior Bowl, Peterson met with the Panthers, Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins, Broncos, Washington Redskins, New Orleans Saints and the San Francisco 49ers."

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