BACK IN THE SADDLE

Colin Kaepernick Back in Starting QB Role

San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly announced Tuesday that Colin Kaepernick would return to the starting quarterback role, replacing Blaine Gabbert this Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Kaepernick has not started an NFL game since Nov. 1, 2015, with injuries setting him back along the road to recovering the prominent job. Kaepernick came to national controversay last month when he refused to stand during the national anthem before a preseason game, starting a trend of athletes protesting police brutality by taking a knee during the song.