Moss looking for more yards after catch
Randy Moss has added weight in an effort to fight through more tackles.
Updated: May 11, 2004, 1:02 PM ETBy John Clayton | ESPN.com
Next up in Denver
At 5-7, 195 pounds, Quentin Griffin may not look like the workhorse back needed to replace Clinton Portis, but he's going to be given every chance. Griffin ran with the first team at the Broncos' mini-camp and is only 10 pounds lighter than Portis. Mike Shanahan saw enough of Griffin in his 136-yard, 28-carry game against the Colts last December to convince him he didn't need to take Steven Jackson in the first round after trading Portis to Washington. Griffin has 4.4 speed and great hands.
New No. 81 in San Francisco
Rashaun Woods not only inherited Terrell Owens' position at flanker for the 49ers, but he grabbed his No. 81. Woods had the choice of 81, 88 and 89 and took Owens' number because it was close to his college number of 82. Like Owens, Woods doesn't have blazing speed but gets good separation from corners. He's also displayed exceptional hands. The only difference is this No. 81 is a little quieter than the past model.
The fading fullback
Pro Bowl fullbacks Fred Beasley of the 49ers and Tony Richardson of the Chiefs don't have to worry about job security, but they have to wonder what's happened to their position. Only three fullbacks were drafted last month, and the Redskins and Vikings eliminated the position. The increase in spread offenses in colleges is taking those 240-pound blocking backs such as Lorenzo Neal and Cory Schlesinger and developing them at other positions, making it harder for scouts to find draftable fullbacks.
John Clayton is a senior writer for ESPN.com.