Report: Seahawks reach out to Colin Kaepernick's agent

Report: Seahawks reach out to Colin Kaepernick's agent

The Seattle Seahawks have reportedly emerged as the first team to show interest in former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Seahawks general manager John Schneider reached out to Kaepernick’s agent on Friday, Mike Silver of the NFL Network reported. Agents Jeffrey Nalley and Sean Kiernan began representing Kaepernick at the end of last season.

Seattle has interest in Kaepernick to serve as Russell Wilson’s backup, according to the report. The Seahawks have three quarterbacks on the roster: Wilson, and second-year players Trevone Boykin and Jake Heaps.

Boykin appeared in five games last season, completing 13 of 18 pass attempts for 145 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

Boykin was arrested twice within an 11-day period this offseason. He was arrested March 27 under suspicion of public intoxication and marijuana possession. He was arrested days later for a possible probation violation stemming from a guilty plea in 2015 for misdemeanor resisting arrest.

Kaepernick, 29, a six-year NFL veteran, opted out of his 49ers contract before the opening of free agency after meeting with 49ers general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan on Feb. 22. Lynch said the 49ers would have released Kaepernick if he had not opted out.

The 49ers have shown no interest in re-signing Kaeperick. The 49ers have four quarterbacks currently on their 90-man roster. The team signed veteran quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley on the first day of free agency. The team drafted C.J. Beathard in the third round and added Nick Mullens as an undrafted rookie.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll seemed to brush off a question about the team’s interest in Kaepernick when asked about him and fellow free-agent quarterback, Robert Griffin, Monday morning on a radio show.

“We’re looking at everybody,” Carroll said on 710 ESPN Seattle. “Really. We really are. We’ve been tracking everything that’s going on. We’ve got (salary) cap and roster issues and stuff like that that we’re still trying to make sure that we manage properly. But, quite frankly, yes, we are looking at all of those guys.”

Kaepernick is coming off his best statistical season since 2013, his first full year as a starter. Kaepernick completed 59.2 percent of his pass attempts for 2,241 yards in 11 starts. He threw 16 touchdown passes with four interceptions. His passer rating was 90.7.

Shanahan delegates offensive duties to 49ers staff

Shanahan delegates offensive duties to 49ers staff

SANTA CLARA – Kyle Shanahan will retain the role he held the past nine seasons in his first year as head coach of the 49ers.

Shanahan eschewed the formality of naming an offensive coordinator because he will keep those duties for himself. Still, Shanahan made it clear that he alone will not be able to fix the 49ers’ offense.

Shanahan has assembled a supporting cast that he said makes him comfortable to delegate responsibilities whenever his attention has to be focused on something other than the team’s offense.

“I mix it up,” said Shanahan, who previously held offensive coordinator roles with Houston, Washington, Cleveland and Atlanta. “Different guys have different attributes.”

Mike McDaniel and Mike LaFleur joined Shanahan after time together on the Atlanta Falcons’ offensive staff. McDaniel is the run-game specialist, while LaFleur, the wide receivers coach, is the pass-game specialist.

Tight ends coach Jon Embree, formerly the head coach at Colorado, is Shanahan’s assistant head coach. Shanahan said Embree has a vocal role on his staff.

Moreover, long-time NFL running backs coach Bobby Turner is a trusted assistant after spending 14 seasons in Denver and four more in Washington with Mike Shanahan, Kyle’s father. Turner coached under Kyle Shanahan the past two seasons with the Falcons.

”Bobby Turner’s been an assistant head coach for our teams we’ve had in the past and anytime that I need him to take over, he does,” Shanahan said. “So it depends what period it is, depends what we’re talking about.”

The 49ers opened organized team activities last week. It was the first time the 49ers’ rookies and veterans were together on the field for offense vs. defense practices. Shanahan said it takes some adjustment for him to figure out how to best budget his time during the workouts.

“I’m used to knowing exactly where to go and what to do and I always did that from an offensive coordinator standpoint which I still do a lot of those responsibilities,” Shanahan said. “So, at times, I feel most comfortable when I go to do that because that’s something to do. But, when I pass it over to some other guys and let them do it, I find myself walking around a lot and I’m not used to that.

“It feels awkward, but I don’t think it’s a bad thing. I think I should walk around and watch everyone and see it. I always see it on the tape, but that’s later at night. You want players to know you’re there and paying attention to everything and I usually try to cover that in meetings the next day also.”

Harbaugh goes Biblical, responds to Jacobs' criticisms of his coaching

Harbaugh goes Biblical, responds to Jacobs' criticisms of his coaching

Former NFL running back Brandon Jacobs spent one season with the San Francisco 49ers in 2012 under head coach Jim Harbaugh.

Jacobs only played in two games and gained seven yards on five carries. The results were nothing like his 5,087 yards and 60 touchdowns over eight years with the Giants. 

Apparently being pushed to the bench as a 31-year-old veteran running back didn't sit well with Jacobs. 

“Going somewhere where they don’t have route conversions into certain coverages was just absurd,” Jacobs said Thursday on the Tiki and Tierney Show. “They’re just running routes in the defense, getting people killed. Size and strength is what they had, and that’s why they won.

"Let’s be real. They had great assistant coaches, but Jim didn’t know what he was doing. Jim had no idea. Jim is throwing slants into Cover-2 safeties, getting people hurt. That guy knew nothing, man."

On Saturday morning, Harbaugh responded to Jacobs with a tweet to him. 

Harbaugh went 44-19-1 in four seasons as the 49ers' head coach. He also added five playoff wins and a trip to the Super Bowl in the 2012-13 season, the one that Jacobs played for him.