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Shawntae Spencer

Shawntae Spencer - #36 - CB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 0"/ 190 lbs.
Birthday 02/22/1982
Birthplace Rankin, PA
College Pittsburgh
Years played 10
Drafted 2004, 2nd round, 26th pick by 49ers

Raiders' situation at CB cause for concern

Posted June 22, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
The Raiders enter 2012 with plenty of question marks at cornerback and will need help from their safeties to mask the problems in coverage.

Raiders add CB depth with Spencer

Posted March 19, 2012 @ 5:44 p.m. ET
Veteran CB Shawntae Spencer won't have to relocate far after being released by the 49ers last week, as he has reached a deal to play across the Bay with the Raiders.

49ers release CB Spencer

Posted March 15, 2012 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
The 49ers released CB Shawntae Spencer on Thursday.

Don't discount 49ers CB Spencer just yet

Posted Aug. 25, 2011 @ 12:28 p.m. ET
Shawntae Spencer could miss the season opener with a nagging hamstring injury, but rumors he might lose the 49ers' starting RCB job could be premature.  

League-high six NFL players hail from Pittsburgh high school

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
Woodland Hills High School in Pittsburgh is the alma mater of a league-high six current NFL players, while the state of California is home to an NFL-high 211.

Niners' secondary could be worth worrying about

Posted June 10, 2010 @ 7:08 p.m. ET
With both of the Niners' starting cornerbacks conspicuous by their absences so far this offseason and rookie Taylor Mays a nonfactor thus far, team insiders believe the current state of the secondary is cause for real concern.


Posted March 19, 2012
The Oakland Raiders have signed Spencer to a one-year deal in their latest move to bolster their depleted secondary.||||||| Spencer's agent, Peter Schaffer, says Spencer thought the Raiders were the best fit for him and he is excited to make the move across the bay after playing his first eight NFL seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. Spencer started 72 games his first seven years, including all 32 in 2009-10. But he lost his job in training camp last year and spent most of his final season with the 49ers as a reserve.
Posted March 15, 2012
Shawntae Spencer became the odd man out in San Francisco's secondary. The 49ers released the cornerback Thursday after he spent eight seasons with the team. The 30-year-old Spencer started every game in 2009 and 2010 but appeared in only nine games with no starts for coach Jim Harbaugh and the NFC West champions last season.||||||| On Tuesday, the 49ers signed cornerback Perrish Cox. They also have agreed on a new $31.3 million, four-year contract with Pro Bowl cornerback Carlos Rogers. San Francisco selected Spencer in the second round of the 2004 draft, out of Pittsburgh. He has 345 career tackles, 11 interceptions, three forced fumbles and a touchdown in eight NFL seasons.
Posted Sept. 23, 2008
Spencer will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his left knee.||||||| Spencer, a fifth-year pro, will be placed on injured reserve soon after undergoing surgery Wednesday to repair the ligament. He injured his knee late in the 49ers' road victory at Seattle on Sept. 14, and missed last week's victory over Detroit. Spencer started 39 games in his first three seasons, but has been the 49ers' No. 3 cornerback since last year behind starters Walt Harris and Nate Clements. Tarell Brown and Donald Strickland will compete to replace Spencer.
Posted Sept. 18, 2008
Spencer is expected to miss Sunday's game against after getting injured last week.||||||| Spencer has a knee problem, but 49ers coach Mike Nolan wouldn't say who will replace him as the third cornerback.
Posted Dec. 12, 2006
Coach Mike Nolan is hopeful that Spencer, who missed his third straight game with an ankle injury on Sunday, will be able to return Thursday against Seattle.||||||| Donald Strickland has been Spencer's replacement, but he was injured Sunday and is out for Thursday's game.