First cuts aren't the deepest

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

Pre-season Preview: Undrafted Free Agents

The life of an undrafted free agent is much different from that of a drafted rookie. No long term contract, no picture with the executives, and no guaranteed roster spot. And for these young prospects, that's all that matters -- a spot on the team. An in-depth look at each of the Lions' undrafted rookie free agents inside!
August 7, 2003

Pre-Camp Team Analysis

Need your pre-training camp fix? In an incredibly in-depth team analysis, our friends at The Sports Xchange have provided just that. Position-by-position analysis, individual draft pick player break down, a current depth chart, plus notes as the Lions and head coach Steve Mariucci prepare for their first training camp together.
July 21, 2003

Analysis: WR Battles

The receiving corps was supposed to be a strength for the team last year. Instead, starters Bill Schroeder and Az-Zahir Hakim had various injuries and the offense suffered as a result. Both will return fully healthy this year, and have a slew of new players jockeying for position behind them on the depth chart.
June 28, 2003

Grading the Draft: Detroit Lions

A new coach coupled with a general manager who's not done a bad job of drafting the past two seasons is what the Lions were looking at last month. Add in eleven picks over the seven rounds and the potential to significantly improve the franchise was a definite possibility. 
May 19, 2003

Undrafted Free-Agent's Signed [Updated]

The Detroit Lions have signed 17 undrafted free-agent's thus far, including towering Western Michigan wide out Jermaine Lewis, and a plethora of offensive linemen.
April 29, 2003