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
Observations, calculations and signs of things to come after the 49ers improved to 3-0 in the preseason Saturday night with a 27-12 victory over the New Orleans Saints that saw several San Francisco players on the roster bubble going all out to keep their spots on the team:
August 23, 2003
Live from 3Com Park in San Francisco, where the fans never left their seats Thursday night except to stand and cheer during the game's climactic closing moments. The 49ers and Raiders took it down to the final play in the Battle of the Bay, an exhibition game that seemed to mean more than that, and the Niners continued to reveal plenty about themselves and the direction they're headed while pulling out a 14-10 victory against their neighborhood rivals.
August 14, 2003