Catcher Greg Metzger '02 hit .240 with four home runs and ten RBI for the Oakland Athletics' Rookie League team based in Phoenix. Continuing problems with his right shoulder forced Dan Kantrovitz '01 to give up on a career in baseball after spending spring training at the St. Louis Cardinals' minor league facility.... Just prior to the start of the NFL season, Drew Inzer '01 was cut by the New England Patriots, then signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars.... Sean Morey '99 was released by the , for whom he had appeared in three playoff games last January.... Michael Malan '02, who was cut by the St. Louis Rams after initially being assigned to the team's practice squad, received a one-day tryout with the Patriots, but was not signed.... Wide receiver Chas Gessner '03 tied future Pro Football Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice's I-AA single-game record of twenty-four catches in the Bears' October 5 loss to the University of Rhode Island.