Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Former 49er Shawntae Spencer is a Raider
Former starting cornerback Shawntae Spencer has now signed a one year deal to join the Oakland Raiders. He will immediately join former Rams CB Bartell as a starter at the corner position. The Raiders have quietly improved their biggest weakness on the team. Reports state that the 49ers are stating that the Oakland Raiders got a steal in Shawntae Spencer as he never lost his starting job in San Francisco. He was actually hampered with a hamstring injury resulting in his fall on the depth chart. Both of these corners bring veteran presence into the Oakland secondary and should immediately add a much needed boost. This will provide second year defensive backs Demarcus Van Dyke and Chimdi Chekwa to develop into future starters.