Colin Kaepernick reports to 49ers, trade talks still on

Oct 11, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) throws the ball prior to the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O
Oct 11, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) throws the ball prior to the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O /
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The 49ers opened offseason workouts with Colin Kaepernick present, and the Denver Broncos are keeping patient through it all…

Colin Kaepernick hasn’t been traded to the Denver Broncos yet, and things appear to be at a standstill over money.

Go figure. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report decided to get all of our blood pressure higher on Monday when he released this Krakken of a tweet:

Cole is not known for his accuracy in reporting, and nobody in the Denver media, San Francisco media, or major news outlets other than Ian Rapoport backed up his report. In fact, Mike Klis dropped this on us a little over an hour after Cole’s report:

The heavy hitters on this case are the San Francisco media, Denver media, and Adam Schefter. Schefter reported on Saturday that compensation was agreed upon by the Broncos and 49ers, but since Saturday, we’ve been told by every one of those aforementioned sources that the money is what’s preventing this deal from getting done.

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Of course Colin Kaepernick doesn’t want to take a hefty pay cut. No one in the NFL really does. It took the Broncos some serious convincing to get Peyton Manning to take a $4 million pay cut last offseason, though he eventually wound up taking it and earning it all back anyway, even though his play over the course of the regular season didn’t indicate he’d earned that much.

That’s another story.

This story is about Kaepernick, and whether or not he really wants to be the quarterback of the Denver Broncos. Peter King reported in his Monday Morning QB that he thinks Kaepernick would be the Broncos QB by the end of this week.

We’re all hoping this saga gets resolved sooner rather than later.