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Monday, March 19, 2012
Raiders add ex-49er Shawntae Spencer

By Bill Williamson

The Oakland Raiders have another veteran cornerback.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Raiders have signed former San Francisco starter Shawntae Spencer. He was cut last week.

He lost his starting job last season, but the nine-year veteran has 77 NFL starts.

He will likely team with Ronald Bartell to be Oakland’s starting cornerbacks. Both players are 30.

The Raiders have discussed adding several cornerbacks, including New Orleans’ Tracy Porter. But with Bartell and Spencer signed, the Raiders may be set with veterans cornerbacks. DeMarcus Van Dyke and Chimdi Chekwa, who were both taken in the 2011 draft, will both be given a chance to develop.