TODAY'S RUMORS: 49ers have issues

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Five NFL stories you must read for Wednesday, June 4, 2003:
Griese doesn't want to be paid like a backup
Miami Herald
The may have hit a stumbling block in their negotiations with . The Herald's Jason Cole reports that Griese is apparently looking for more than the $1.2 and $1.5 million that most top backup QB's command.
Underpaid Owens looking for payday
Oakland Tribune
The Tribune's Roger Phillips reports that is looking for a big raise. If the don't give him a "healthy increase " on his $4.2 million salary, Owens may decide to hit the free agent market.
shopping for DB
San Jose Mercury News
The have more than just Owens to worry about. The Mercury News' Daniel Brown reports that the may look to bolster their injury ravaged secondary by signing another defensive back. or could get the call.
Vincent hoping for extension
Philadelphia Inquirer
and aren't the only two looking for new deals. The Inquirer's Bob Brookover reports that free agent to be is also looking to have his contract extended.
Akili may not have trouble finding new team
Cincinnati Enquirer
The Enquirer's Mark Curnutte reports that four teams are in the hunt for . The , , and are all believed to have contacted Smith's agent.

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