Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Colin Kaepernick keeps us hanging
By Bill Williamson
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Colin Kaepernick has been on the injury report at different points of the season with a foot injury. He has shown no signs of discomfort and it hasn’t cost him any practice time. Coach Jim Harbaugh said it hasn’t altered the team’s plans in any way.
Yet, no one would say what the issue is exactly. The quarterback was asked about it Wednesday and he gave this answer: “hang nail.”
Going along with it, a reporter asked what toe? “Pinky,” Kaepernick shot back.
What foot? After a moment, Kaepernick, with a half smile said “both.”
There you go. All solved.
Meanwhile, Kaepernick is entering a three-game stretch against the Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars and Carolina Panthers. They are three of the five teams to draft a quarterback in 2011 before the 49ers took Kaepernick in the second round with the No. 36 pick. Kaepernick took a pre-draft visit to Tennessee. He said he thought it went well. The Titans took Jake Locker in the first round instead.
“I definitely haven’t forgotten it,” Kaepernick said matter of factly.
In other 49ers’notes:
49ers’ tight end Vernon Davis did not win the NFC offensive player of the week award despite having eight catches for 180 yards -- tied for the third most yards by an NFL tight end in the past 20 years -- during a 32-20 win over Arizona on Sunday. The award went to Eagles’ backup quarterback Nick Foles, who threw for 296 yards and accounted for four touchdowns in a win over Tampa Bay.
CSN Bay Area reported that 49ers guard Alex Boone was fined $7,875 for retaliating against Arizona’s Alameda Ta'amu after Boone was kicked Sunday. Boone told the website he will appeal the fine. Ta'amu was reportedly fined $10,000 for his actions.