The 49ers began cutting down their training camp roster on Sunday, dropping eight names that will mostly go unnoticed on the NFL waiver wire. The biggest surprise not to make the team's 65-player limit was running back Rashaan Salaam, who couldn't make it past the first round of cuts even though he was the Niners' leading rusher in Saturday's preseason game against New Orleans and is the team's second-leading rusher so far during the exhibition season.
August 24, 2003
When Jeff Garcia drops back to pass these days at 49ers training camp, the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback likes what he sees. There's a fresh new target breaking free down the sideline. There's another streaking open underneath. In fact, there's a talented target wherever Garcia attempts to throw. And that has Garcia calling it the best talent he has had to play catch with since he joined the 49ers.
July 31, 2003
The first day of training camp wasn't bad, but the second started even better during Saturday's morning session as the 49ers were a crisper and more lively football team. "We were a whole lot better today than we were yesterday," coach Dennis Erickson said. "We will get better and better with each practice."
July 26, 2003
The 49ers started being held accountable for their actions Tuesday, and that meant waiving good-bye to Jose Cortez and punter Jason Baker. That Cortez was a goner comes as no surprise, and that Baker followed him out the door is hardly surprising, either.
November 26, 2002