Scouting the ACC: North Carolina St

The Wolfpack knocked on the door last year….can they knock it down in 2003? This is a program with a lot of talent on its' roster and several players that project nicely to the next level.
June 22, 2003

Bouman Finds It Not So Easy In N.O.

When Todd Bouman made his push to Mike Tice to get out of Minnesota, it was to compete for a starting job. Now it looks like he could be in a battle just to hold down a No. 2 post.
June 6, 2003

Its Official, Akili Smith Hits Unemployment Line

The Bengals made official on Monday what has been expected for the past few days - the Akili Smith era is over in Cincinnati.
June 2, 2003

Matthews In, Akili Out ?

Two weeks ago, Akili Smith was still working under the pretense that he was going to be a Cincinnati Bengal in 2003. The Bengals signed veteran Shane Matthews to a one-year contract on Saturday morning, all but changing that situation.
May 31, 2003

Niners preparing for cutdown at QB

Time is running out on one of the five quarterbacks currently fighting for a berth on the 49ers roster. Starter Jeff Garcia isn't the one. Neither is backup Tim Rattay. But one of the other three candidates could be in his final days with the team, with the Niners opting to cut down to four QBs after their upcoming weekend minicamp. "It's a matter of we have to make a decision after this minicamp to get it down to four," coach Dennis Erickson said Wednesday morning. "That's my feeling on it."
May 14, 2003

Scenes from a minicamp: Day 1

The rain came, but J.J. Stokes didn't. Terrell Owens ran a few routes, but missed practice due to a lingering groin problem. Jamie Winborn is on the way back from a troublesome knee injury, and Dennis Erickson looked comfortably in place during his first day back at practice coaching an NFL team. Those were some of the scenes and things to be seen to go along with these notes and quotes Friday from the opening afternoon of the 49ers' three-day minicamp at the team's Santa Clara headquarters.
May 2, 2003

Niners drafting a different Dorsey

There must be some kind of mistake. Ken Dorsey, who went 38-2 as the starting quarterback for the best college football program in America, wasn't really still out there when the 49ers made their final selection Sunday with the No. 241 pick in the NFL draft, was he? The Niners figured Dorsey would go two rounds higher, so they snatched him and say those who discredit the leading passer in Miami history as a pro prospect have it all wrong. "We couldn't pass on Ken Dorsey," GM Terry Donahue said.
April 27, 2003