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
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
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