Colin Kaepernick's comeback from arm fatigue saw him return to practice Monday and stay on track for an exhibition-season debut Friday against the Green Bay Packers, a franchise he has beaten twice in the playoffs.
Kaepernick said his throwing arm felt good and was "very" happy to fully practice for the first time since Aug. 10. When a reporter noted the high-speed velocity on his passes, Kaepernick replied: "Yeah, a little something behind it."
Kaepernick stretched on the locker room floor during the informal chat with reporters an hour after practice, with no ice on his right shoulder that was too tight to throw with for nearly a week, the story reported. Wide receiver Bruce Ellington described Kaepernick's arm as still a "cannon" after the 90-minute practice. Said Ellington: "Kap, his arm is still strong. He's still throwing it in the right places. As a receiver, you like that."