The 49ers and head coach Chip Kelly have a quarterback situation on their hands with Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert battling to be the starter.
SANTA CLARA –- Colin Kaepernick is still not cleared to practice, but he is not falling behind in the quarterback competition, 49ers coach Chip Kelly said on Tuesday.
The competition for the 49ers’ starting quarterback job will not truly begin until the team reports to training camp in late-July.
Wide receiver Ricardo Lockette never played in a regular-season game for the 49ers, but he passed up the opportunity to go elsewhere in 2012 to remain on San Francisco’s practice squad.
Who will start at quarterback for the 49ers in 2016 remains unknown.