VIDEO: 49ers coach talks preparing for Chargers game, weighs in on Kaepernick's anthem protest

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San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly spoke to the media Tuesday out about the 49ers and Chargers game. He also touched on how Colin Kaepernick's anthem protest is not distracting the team. (KGO)

San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly spoke to the media Tuesday out about the 49ers and Chargers game. He also touched on how Colin Kaepernick's anthem protest is not distracting the team.

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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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The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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