SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Colin Kaepernick donned a red cap and sneakers, offered a quick side hug to third-string quarterback Dylan Thompson, then took his spot on the sideline for the San Francisco 49ers' 14-12 win against San Diego on Thursday night.
The 49ers will go into the regular season with significant questions about their offense after Kaepernick and the first team unit failed to score a touchdown on eight preseason possessions, and they didn't play in this one. Their next test will be in the season opener Sept. 14 against Minnesota.
"We need the practice time instead of going out there today," coach Jim Tomsula said. "Coming into this for five or six plays, I thought it would be better if we were able to get to 45 or 47 plays yesterday and then be able to get those again tomorrow."