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49ers | Blaine Gabbert not a lock as backup

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert won't be a lock to be the backup to QB Colin Kaepernick this year, and ESPN analyst and former general manager Bill Polian doesn't think Gabbert will make the 53-man roster. Head coach Jim Harbaugh and general manager Trent Baalke like Gabbert, though, and they'll give him a chance. "We thought highly of Blaine as an early entry into the 2011 NFL draft," said Baalke. "He is a high-character individual that will be given every opportunity to develop within our system and we are looking forward to working with him."

Fantasy Tip: Gabbert has shown poor pocket presence in the NFL and also hasn't been able to stay healthy. He wouldn't be a very attractive backup option, even if Kaepernick were injured and missed significant time in 2014.

2014-03-12 09:45:23 | Source: ESPN.com - Bill Williamson

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