New St. Louis Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo recently suggested that tailback Steven Jackson would be the offensive focus. On Monday, Spagnuolo validated that desire, reaching agreement with free agent tight end Billy Bajema on a contract.
In a move that reunites him with former head coach Mike Martz, free agent wide receiver Isaac Bruce, released by St. Louis this week after 14 seasons with the Rams, has signed a two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers.
Out of football only two weeks ago, veteran quarterback Chris Weinke will be in the starting lineup for San Francisco when the 49ers conclude their season against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday afternoon.
Still facing the possibility of season-ending surgery on his right shoulder, San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback Alex Smith is scheduled to go through some light throwing drills Wednesday and Thursday.