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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick smiles as he answers questions during Media Day for the NFL's Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Louisiana January 29, 2013. The 49ers will meet the Baltimore Ravens in the game on February 3. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick smiles as he answers questions during Media Day for the NFL's Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Louisiana January 29, 2013. The 49ers will meet the Baltimore Ravens in the game on February 3....more

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick smiles as he answers questions during Media Day for the NFL's Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Louisiana January 29, 2013. The 49ers will meet the Baltimore Ravens in the game on February 3. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick speaks froma podium during Media Day for the NFL's Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Louisiana January 29, 2013. The San Francisco 49ers will meet the Baltimore Ravens in the game on February 3. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick speaks froma podium during Media Day for the NFL's Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Louisiana January 29, 2013. The San Francisco 49ers will meet the Baltimore Ravens in the game on February 3....more

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick speaks froma podium during Media Day for the NFL's Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Louisiana January 29, 2013. The San Francisco 49ers will meet the Baltimore Ravens in the game on February 3. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick speaks from a podium during Media Day for the NFL's Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Louisiana January 29, 2013. The San Francisco 49ers will meet the Baltimore Ravens in the game on February 3. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick speaks from a podium during Media Day for the NFL's Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Louisiana January 29, 2013. The San Francisco 49ers will meet the Baltimore Ravens in the game on February 3....more

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick speaks from a podium during Media Day for the NFL's Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Louisiana January 29, 2013. The San Francisco 49ers will meet the Baltimore Ravens in the game on February 3. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick speaks from a podium during Media Day for the NFL's Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Louisiana January 29, 2013. The San Francisco 49ers will meet the Baltimore Ravens in the game on February 3. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick speaks from a podium during Media Day for the NFL's Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Louisiana January 29, 2013. The San Francisco 49ers will meet the Baltimore Ravens in the game on February 3....more

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick speaks from a podium during Media Day for the NFL's Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Louisiana January 29, 2013. The San Francisco 49ers will meet the Baltimore Ravens in the game on February 3. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes
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