Observations, calculations and signs of things to come after the 49ers improved to 3-0 in the preseason Saturday night with a 27-12 victory over the New Orleans Saints that saw several San Francisco players on the roster bubble going all out to keep their spots on the team:
August 23, 2003
On Monday morning, Mike Rumph talked about the need for him "to step up and be the man at right corner" for the 49ers after it was announced Jason Webster would be sidelined for up to two months with an ankle injury. On Tuesday morning, Rumph was carted off the field and limped into the locker room after hurting his groin during practice. The injury is not believed to be serious, but the Niners could be without two of their top three corners for Saturday's exhibition game against New Orleans.
August 20, 2003