49ers coach Mike Nolan defined the role of Ted Tollner, naming the longtime NFL assistant as the team's new quarterbacks coach.
Still experiencing pain in his right shoulder, Alex Smith might be close to resolving the issue of how best to treat the injury, and that could include the possibility of not playing again in 2007.
San Francisco center Tony Wragge has been fined $5,000 by the league for a late hit against Seattle cornerback Kelly Herndon in the 49ers' victory over the Seahawks last Thursday night.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in response to losing starter Brian Griese, acquired Niners backup quarterback Tim Rattay for an undisclosed pick, ESPN.com has learned.
San Francisco, which had the second-largest draft class, has been awarded an NFL-high rookie pool of $6.168 million.