Colin Kaepernick has touched base with his employer.
The San Francisco 49ers quarterback visited the team’s Santa Clara headquarters on Wednesday, per Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area.
“I would characterize it as a really positive discussion … Colin left excited,” new general manager John Lynch told KNBR-AM in San Francisco after the visit.
The meeting comes one day after Lynch told 95.7 The Game that he and first-year coach Kyle Shanahan planned to “communicate” with the 29-year-old signal-caller, saying: “I think that’s very important for both sides. Like everything else, that process is well in the works. We’ll continue to do that and we’ll be very up-front with him, in terms of what we’re thinking and we’ll want to know what he’s thinking, as well.”
Player X Making Strides In Rehab Program is one of the most well-worn offseason tropes in the game. Especially popular is rehab footage of a player — typically in recovery from a lower-body malady of some sort — doing work in the pool. We saw it last month with Cardinals running back David Johnson, who straight-up jumped out of his swimming hole a month after suffering the type of knee injury that would leave you or I on a death bed.
Packers running back Eddie Lacy suffered a season-ending ankle injury in October. It would behoove Lacy, a pending free agent, to send a message to the public (read: potential employers in Green Bay and elsewhere) that indicates he is working his way back toward full health. Throw up the AquaBat Signal!
Last offseason, Lacy was the subject of another popular offseason trope: Player Y In The Best Shape Of His Life. For Lacy, that narrative began when the beefy running back took part in a series of workouts with P90X founder Tony Horton.
Tuesday’s video doesn’t give us much insight into Lacy’s current level of fitness, but let’s go ahead and consider it a positive sign he’s not in the pool with his shirt on.