Colin Kaepernick will be spending less time on the sidelines.

FOX's Chris Hoenig reports:

San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly naming Colin Kaepernick the starting quarterback for Sunday's game at the Buffalo Bills:

(Kelly) "We were very analytical and sat down as a staff and you know, watched tape and went over everything. We've had a couple days to adjust everything where we are. I think offensively we need to be better and we need to just make a move."

Kaepernick has been making headlines for spear-heading protests during the national anthem in a push for social justice.

Kelly saying the 28-year-old has also been pushing QB Blaine Gabbert in practice:

(Kelly) "He's worked extremely hard on his rehab, you're talking about a guy that missed the off-season because of the injuries."

The Niners are (1-4) to open the season. Gabbert with the second-worst passer rating in the NFL through five weeks.

Chris Hoenig, FOX News.


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(AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)
(AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)