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  • 29 May
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Colin Kaepernick has learned a thing or two from Peyton Manning. He just refuses to say what or offer any specifics. The mystery man under centre for the San Francisco 49ers will play opposite Manning when the quarterbacks teams meet in their exhibition opener Thursday night at Candlestick Park -- offering plenty of intrigue even if each is unlikely to play more than a quarter. Some are already considering this a preseason glimpse of a possible Super Bowl matchup come February, though coach Jim Harbaugh is quick to say thats getting way ahead of things. Last August, Manning completed 10 of 12 passes for 122 yards and two touchdowns in a 29-24 exhibition loss to San Francisco. The 49ers went on to reach the Super Bowl, falling 34-31 to Baltimore. The Broncos season ended prematurely in stunning fashion: a double-overtime loss to Joe Flacco and the eventual champion Ravens. And, now, Kaepernick is entrenched as the No. 1 quarterback to start his third NFL season and determined to get the Niners back. Harbaugh said Wednesday that Kaepernick would play one or two snaps and perhaps the entire first quarter, but not more than that. For Kaepernick, these initial two weeks of training camp have been much the same to him as any other times of practice and preparation. "Nothing (different)," he said. "For me its work. Im here to work. Im here to get better. Im here to make sure Im ready to play." Kaepernick said he met Manning before his senior season at Nevada, at the Manning Passing Academy. Any message from Manning? "He shared a lot of different things with all of the quarterbacks that were there," Kaepernick said. Anything specific that stuck with you? Kaepernick: "Just tips, on the field, off the field, how he prepared for games." Anything you apply to this day? Kaepernick: "All of them." New wideout Anquan Boldin, acquired from the Super Bowl champion Ravens during the off-season, is eager to see how he and Kaepernick do in their first game together -- and there are big shoes for Boldin to fill with top 2012 wide receiver Michael Crabtree sidelined as he recovers from surgery on his torn right Achilles tendon. Harbaugh is anticipating seeing Kaepernick and Boldin in a game atmosphere for the first time in what should be a dynamic combination for the Niners. "Eager, eager, Im jumping out of my skin," Harbaugh said. "I really feel like theyre going to be jumping out of their skin ready to play this game." Boldin said he and Kaepernick already have developed a good line of communication -- an important first step. "I definitely think there is something to that as far as timing and chemistry," Boldin said. "You definitely want to be on the same page. You want to understand how hes seeing the game so you can adjust your routes accordingly. With me and Kaep is going good. I think the best part about it is the communication is there. Especially after every play, you get a feel for how the other guys are seeing things." Aside from seeing Boldin in uniform for the first time, the 49ers will get their first look at rookie first-round pick Eric Reid, though he is scheduled to rotate in as Craig Dahl will start at free safety. Harbaugh said linebacker Patrick Willis wouldnt play as he nurses an injured right hand that is expected to be healed by the Sept. 8 season opener against Green Bay. Running back Frank Gore also might sit out Thursday. Defensive tackle Justin Smith, who has an injured right middle finger, said he doesnt expect to play. While Harbaugh and his coaching staff will do their share of evaluation, he isnt ready to predict who might shine or how many snaps the starters might play on either side of the ball. Harbaugh loves the competition among his players trying to win jobs. "Thats where its on one hand intriguing and exciting. You want it to be clear cut, you want guys to clear cut make the team, clear cut be the starter, clear cut be the backup. You want to see that take place in these preseason games," Harbaugh said. "The depth chart is not a painstaking thing that I go fill out." Notes: The 49ers are still keeping their expectations of the former British Olympic discus thrower, Lawrence Okoye, fairly low as he plays football for the first time. "Hes not a good football player," Harbaugh said. "I want him to be a bad football player, because thats really the next step up."... So far, theres no leading candidate for the backup quarterback job between Colt McCoy and Scott Tolzien -- and rookie B.J. Daniels is still in the mix, Harbaugh said. Cheap Vapormax For Sale . 1, meaning problems for the doping controls at both major international sports events next year. 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Williams scored 11 points in 10 minutes, Alan Anderson scored 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets finished the exhibition season with a 108-87 win over the Miami Heat on Friday night. MIAMI -- After giving up six sacks Sunday against the Tennessee Titans and 11 in the past two weeks, the Miami Dolphins made significant changes to the depth of their offensive line Tuesday.Miami cut former third-round draft picks Billy Turner and Dallas Thomas, and the team also released former fourth-round pick Jamil Douglas from its practice squad, sources told ESPN NFL Insiders Adam Schefter and Adam Caplan. All three linemen were once promising prospects for the Dolphins who never reached their potential.To fill those roster spots, the Dolphins announced theyve signed cornerback Chimdi Chekwa and offensive tackle Sam Young.Turner sstarted at left tackle against Tennessee in place of the injured Laremy Tunsil (ankle) and allowed quarterback Ryan Tannehill?to be sacked?at least twice.dddddddddddd Thomas played multiple positions on the offensive line the past few seasons but couldnt master any of them.Tannehill has been sacked an NFL-high 201 times since the start of the 2012 season, mostly due to Miamis inability to field a quality offensive line.The Dolphins (1-4) will host the Pittsburgh Steelers (4-1) on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium. ' ' '