One big hit on Eric Johnson last week meant one big leap in Jed Weaver's value to the 49ers. And the fifth-year veteran, in his first year with the team, is anxious to show everybody his worth. "I expect to step in and be the guy now," said Weaver, San Francisco's new starting tight end. The Niners - with Johnson out at least the first 10 weeks of the season with a broken collarbone - are expecting the very same thing.
August 27, 2003
The 49ers took a long look at their seven-player draft class during Saturday night's exhibition victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. Some rookies performed better than others, coach Dennis Erickson said early Sunday evening. Also: Sunday's injury report.
August 10, 2003