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A.J. Jenkins planning to train with Colin Kaepernick

The San Francisco 49ers aren't planning commiseration sessions after their Super Bowl XLVII loss. In fact, Colin Kaepernick already has volunteers to start training in Atlanta for next season.

"Obviously, I want to contribute a lot more than I have been," wide receiver A.J. Jenkins said Monday, via the Sacramento Bee. "So I'm going to make that happen and come back bigger, faster, stronger."

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A first-round selection in the 2012 draft, Jenkins had zero catches and was active for only the final three regular-season games. He played just three snaps in the Super Bowl, according to the Bee.

The 49ers might need a lot more out of the 6-foot receiver next season. Aside from Michael Crabtree, the Niners' wide receiver corps is full of question marks.

Randy Moss is a free agent and said he doesn't know if he will be back in San Francisco. Ted Ginn Jr. also is a free agent. Mario Manningham and Kyle Williams both suffered season-ending ACL injuries, and while they both hope to return for the start of the season, that's still up in the air.

The 49ers liked Jenkins' route-running and soft hands enough while he was at Illinois to make him a first-round pick. Now they need him to work on getting stronger against press coverage and building a rapport with Kaepernick.

Follow Kevin Patra on Twitter @kpatra.

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