Sakamoto: Colin Kaepernick Trade To Denver Broncos? 49ers LB Coach Hardy Nickerson Leaves

Special to the Chronicle

Special to the Chronicle

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Denver Broncos may be in play for San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick if they lose out on the QB Brock Osweiler sweepstakes with the Houston Texans.

How’s that for some morning news? If that wasn’t enough, how about the news that 49ers LBC Hardy Nickerson will be leaving the team for greener pastures, as the University of Illinois’ Defensive Coordinator. This according to Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated. 

Losing out on a coach on the first day of free-agency is not the business…

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