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Colin Kaepernick is training to be a starting quarterback again

Colin Kaepernick is finally drawing some interest — this time from the Seahawks — on the free agent market. Seattle envisions him as a backup to Russell Wilson, but the man who’s training him says Kaepernick is in peak physical condition and ready to be a starting quarterback again.

Colin has been there since January, training with me five days a week, Hidalgo said. We have been getting ready for football as if he was a starting quarterback for an NFL team. When I read that people don’t know if Colin wants to play football … This guy’s been doing it five hours a day, five days a week, like he has a starting NFL job. And we don’t take days off.

Lacy reportedly weighed 267 pounds at one visit with a team as a free agent, so he had 12 pounds to drop by Monday. Head coach Pete Carroll didn’t seem too concerned about Lacy’s ability to get down to the target weight.
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He’s a big back, Carroll said on 710 ESPN Seattle. He’s a big guy. Ain’t nothing wrong with that. But there will be a real concerted effort to make sure he’s at his very best.
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And the team was planning to support Lacy in his efforts to get down to the target playing weight.

We have a real target for him, Carroll said. We’ll be on it on a regular basis and we’ll keep him in great shape.

Lacy’s size can be an asset, and the injuries that slowed him down with the Packers weren’t related to his weight. But being at a healthy playing weight should make him more effective on the field, and the prospect of an extra $55,000 each month is a pretty compelling incentive.