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Joe Flacco is set to miss at the very least a week of training camp after suffering a back injury, according to Adam Schefter. But backs are tricky, and it’s no guarantee Flacco will recover that quickly. According to Schefter, that could open the door for Colin Kaepernick to finally earn a reserve gig:

The dots here are pretty clear:

Kaepernick’s former coach is Ravens head coach John Harbaugh’s brother, Jim. He has the backing of Greg Roman as well.

With quarterbacks Ryan Mallett and Dustin Vaughn the only reserves behind Flacco, Kaepernick could be a significant upgrade and would provide stability behind Flacco as a solid, but much different style quarterback.

Last season, Kaepernick threw for more than 2,000 yards and 16 touchdowns to just four interceptions. He went 1-10 in 11 starts.

The biggest question remains — is ownership willing to deal with any potential pushback on signing the former starter.

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