The San Francisco 49ers will unleash quarterback Colin Kaepernick against the Green Bay Packers after keeping him tied down during the preseason.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on NFL Network's "Game Day Morning" that Kaepernick was "banned" from running the ball in his 40 preseason snaps. There was one scramble that was aborted.

The 49ers wanted to protect their quarterback and force him to take more reps in the pocket.