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Dorsey Takes No. 1 Status in Stride

Dorsey's Turn

Tim Rattay's misfortune could spell opportunity for Ken Dorsey. Dorsey, a former University of Miami star quarterback, was elevated to starting QB by the San Francisco 49ers last week after Rattay suffered a serious groin injury rolling out in an attempt to make a pass during one of the team's mini-camp sessions.

"That's why you prepare as a starter," Dorsey said. "It's the oldest cliche in the book, but probably the most accurate, especially in the NFL because you never know what's going on." Although initial tests did not reveal a tear of the groin team officials, including coach Dennis Erickson and general manager Terry Donahue, believe Rattay could be sidelined for over two months. Rattay, who backed...

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