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"They're focused on the 2016 season and what good a team the San Francisco 49ers can be and like we said all along, we recognize his right to express his feelings, but that doesn't affect what we do when we get here at 8:15 a.m., until we leave here at 8:00 p.m. We're all about preparing for the Chargers game obviously this Thursday and then more importantly for the Rams when the this season opens up Monday night," Kelly said.
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Kelly said that Kaepernick will play in the team's final exhibition game Thursday night in San Diego after missing the first two preseason games with a tired shoulder. "Unfortunately because of Colin's injury, missing those first two preseason games, he's only got 13 snaps, so we have got to move forward and see if we can get him some more snaps here," Kelly said.
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Injury update: Quinton Dial is out Thursday vs the Chargers. #SFvsSD— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) August 30, 2016
Chip Kelly: We planned on having all four QBs for the Chargers game. We have two more days of training and we?ll go from there. #SFvsSD— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) August 30, 2016
Chip Kelly: We?re all about preparing for the Chargers game Thursday and more importantly the Rams on MNF.— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) August 30, 2016