They did, however, reportedly agree to terms on a one-year deal with quarterback Thad Lewis, who was with new coach Chip Kelly in Philadelphia last season, though he never played in a game.
Lewis has not played in an NFL game since 2013, when he went 2-3 for the Buffalo Bills after going 0-1 for the Cleveland Browns a season earlier. In seven career games, he has a passer rating of 81.4 in completing 60.8 percent of his attempts for 1,296 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions.
And Broncos general manager John Elway told reporters during a joint workout with the 49ers last August in Colorado he was a Kaepernick fan.
“I’ve always liked Colin,” Elway said at the time. “He’s very athletic and he can make a lot of big plays. He’s doing more within the pocket ... if he continues to do that, it will help him.
“He’s a great athlete, and he’s got that big-play ability to avoid things and make things happen.”
And that also makes Robert Griffin III all the more intriguing.
Beyond that on Wednesday -- a report also had inside-linebackers coach Hardy Nickerson, on the job for less than two months, leaving to join Lovie Smith in college at Illinois (Hardy, we hardly knew ye?) -- the Niners are also interested in running back Lance Dunbar and plan on bringing him to Santa Clara for a visit, per ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan.
“Chip Kelly sees Dunbar as a Darren Sproles type of player (if healthy),” Caplan tweeted. “Mismatch for LBs.”
The 5-foot-8, 191-pound Dunbar is, however, coming off a torn ACL in his left knee last season, when he caught a career-high 21 passes for 215 yards and carried the ball five times for 67 yards in four games. He has missed 23 games in his four-year career.