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March 17, 2009
Bajema, Strickland drawing interest

A couple of 49ers free agents are drawing interest in the so-called second wave of free agency. Tight end Billy Bajema is visiting the Rams today, according to his agent. Bajema, who is purely a blocking tight end, also has visited the Jets. The 49ers have been eyeing Dallas free-agent tight end Tony Curtis but have not yet brought him in for a visit.

Meanwhile, cornerback Donald Strickland has had interest from three other teams, according to his agent. Strickland is meeting with a team today, but his agent declined to say which team he is visiting. The 49ers have hosted two cornerbacks, Eric Green and Karl Paymah, but they signed elsewhere. They also are interested in re-signing Strickland, but at the right price ...

-- Matt Barrows


Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.


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