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OC Greg Roman hinted that the 49ers could throw more this season.

Since 2011, the 49ers have ranked no higher than 31st in pass attempts. The time to start moving away from that ground-n-pound style is now. Colin Kaepernick is in his second full year as the starter, the defense doesn't project to be as fearsome and the offensive weaponry has been improved drastically. Roman isn't going to turn into Scott Linehan all of a sudden, but there's a lot of room for statistical jumps here. Kaepernick's has more upside than most of the quarterbacks in the borderline QB1 range.

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As expected, Colin Kaepernick will not be charged for an April incident in a Miami hotel room.

Quinton Patton and Ricardo Lockette will not be charged with anything either. The "suspicious incident" reportedly involved a naked woman calling herself Jesus and refusing to leave the room until she saw Kaepernick. "She was alleging that she may have been the victim of a sexual assault, and there was no evidence." said Ed Griffith of the State Attorney's Office. The 49ers signed Kaepernick to a six-year extension last week. "At some point there needs to be a resolution to some of jump-the-gun, witch-hunt kind of scenario that we're seeing," coach Jim Harbaugh said earlier this offseason. "I mean, the only victim in Colin's case is Colin's reputation."

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CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco believes it's "reasonable" to expect the 49ers to "put more on (Colin) Kaepernick's plate in the passing game" this season.

As Maiocco notes, this would "enable (Kaepernick) to put up bigger numbers." The Niners may not have a choice, as their defense is likely to take a step back while missing ILB Navorro Bowman (ACL, MCL surgery) and Aldon Smith (forthcoming extension) quite possibly for half of the season. Blowout wins were a big obstacle to Kaepernick's 2013 stats, though he still finished as the No. 12 fantasy quarterback. The 49ers have traded for Stevie Johnson, and return Michael Crabtree at 100 percent. Kaepernick is being drafted as a QB2, but offers top-ten fantasy quarterback upside.

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Colin Kaepernick's new contract is a year-to-year deal.

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49ers signed QB Colin Kaepernick to a six-year, $126 million contract extension through 2020.

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The Sacramento Bee reports the 49ers and Colin Kaepernick's representatives will meet face-to-face this week to discuss a contract extension.

It's believed to be the first face-to-face talk between the two sides since they dined together at the Combine in February. The 49ers recently received an additional $9.2 million in cap room with Carlos Rogers' money coming off the books on June 1 and ILB NaVorro Bowman restructuring his contract. Entering his contract year, Kaepernick is expected to command at least $18 million annually. The two sides wants a deal done by training camp, which kicks off on July 23.

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49ers coach Jim Harbaugh anticipates a breakout year from Colin Kaepernick.

Kaepernick, 26, is in a contract year. "I really expect that real breakout year for Colin," Harbaugh said. "He just has the look and feel that he's going to break out, more so than he already has. I'm really excited about everything about his game right now." Harbaugh talked up the 49ers' "firepower" and "ammunition" with Michael Crabtree healthy, and Stevie Johnson joining the wideout corps. Kaepernick scored 25 all-purpose TDs in 2013, finishing as the No. 12 fantasy passer. He's more of a QB2 pick this year, albeit with top-ten scoring upside.

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Miami police have concluded their investigation into the "suspicious incident" in which Colin Kaepernick was named last month.

"Our investigation has been presented to our State Attorney's Office, and we await their decision whether to prosecute or not," said police chief Manuel Orosa. Miami police previously stated there was "no evidence of a crime." Kaepernick was never accused of a crime, either. He should be in the clear.

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CSN Bay Area reports the 49ers would like to hammer out Colin Kaepernick's contract extension before the beginning of training camp.

The 49ers currently have just $592,000 in cap space, but will earn another $6.6 million when Carlos Rogers' deal comes off the books on June 1. Typically extensions lower cap numbers, but that won't be the case with Kaep this season, who's due just $973,766 in the final year of his rookie contract.

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The 911 tapes connected to the Colin Kaepernick "suspicious incident" suggest a naked woman refusing to leave a hotel room.

The first call is from a hotel security officer: "She said her name was Jesus, and she don't have no clothes on. She's visiting this gentleman here. ... She's screaming now, just crying." The second call is believed to be from Seahawks WR Ricardo Lockette: "I want to report there's a young lady in my friend's bed. ... He's not here. She's going to wait in his bed. She's not leaving. We asked her to leave. We told her he won't be here tonight. She said she's not leaving until she sees him." Police have not accused anyone of a crime.