SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KTVU) -- The 49ers Saturday morning announced that the team placed quarterback, Colin Kaepernick on the injured reserve list.
Local and national sports reports say it is due to a left shoulder. With only 7 games remaining in the season, he is done for the rest of the year.
Speculation is building that this could also mean the end of the line for Kaepernick with the 49ers.
The 49ers activated quarterback Dylan Thompson to the active roster, from the practice squad.
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Enclosed in the press release from the 49ers.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 21, 2015
49ERS PLACE QB KAEPERNICK ON INJURED RESERVE;
PROMOTE QB THOMPSON TO ACTIVE ROSTER
The San Francisco 49ers today announced they have placed QB Colin Kaepernick on the Injured Reserve List, and promoted QB Dylan Thompson to the active roster from the team’s practice squad.
Thompson (6-3, 218) originally signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent out of the University of South Carolina on May 5, 2015. He was released by the team on September 5, and then signed to the team’s practice squad the following day.
A 24-year-old native of Boiling Springs, SC, Thompson set the South Carolina Gamecock record and led the SEC with 3,564 passing yards last season.
Thompson will wear number 13.
Kaepernick (6-4, 230) appeared in nine games (eight starts) this season and threw for 1,615 yards and six touchdowns while adding 45 rushes for 256 yards and one touchdown on the ground.