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After practice ended, Kaepernick and several teammates engaged in a heated mini-basketball game inside the locker room. At one point, the quarterback glanced at the nearly two dozen reporters standing near his locker waiting for him then turned his attention back to the basketball game.
As the crowd near his locker continued to grow, Kaepernick retreated to the players’ lounge for about 30 minutes to catch the latest on the World Cup before finally emerging to talk.
“For the most part I’m going to be me,” Kaepernick said. “Off the field you just have to look out for what other people’s intentions are. I’m going to be more regardless.”
Boldin, fellow wide receiver Quinton Patton and Kaepernick worked out together in Florida during the offseason. Kaepernick and Boldin agree the time there was critical and beneficial to both.
“When we were down in Florida we got an opportunity to work together,” said Boldin, who caught 85 passes for 1,179 yards and seven touchdowns during his first season with the 49ers. “So our communication is a lot better. We’re on the same page, we’re seeing things and we’re talking.”
NOTES: Harbaugh is still unsure whether Smith will be at training camp or not. He is scheduled to be sentenced on three felony weapons charges and two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence on July 25 - two days after the 49ers report to training camp and one day after their first practice. The pass-rush specialist is also facing a possible NFL suspension. “That’s to be determined,” Harbaugh said when asked about Smith’s situation. “As you can see he’s out here practicing, part of the team.” … Two-time Pro Bowl tight end Vernon Davis and right guard Alex Boone remained the most notable absences. Both players are seeking new contracts and did not take part in the mandatory minicamp.
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