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We don't put much stock in a single offseason practice, but it's encouraging that Boldin already is emerging as quarterback Colin Kaepernick's go-to target.
Having lost his separation speed, Boldin is eager to gain Kaepernick's trust in those tight areas referenced by Harbaugh.
"He's a special talent. He can make any throw on the field," Boldin said. "I want Kaep to be comfortable. Even if it doesn't look like I'm open, give me a chance."
Kaepernick leaned on Crabtree for nearly 10 targets per game in his 10 starts last season. Boldin already is making his case to hold off tight end Vernon Davis for that go-to role this year.