Niners lock up cornerback Spencer to long-term deal

Updated: September 20, 2006, 11:22 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The San Francisco 49ers, a team that is starting to turn around after several bad seasons, made their first move in locking up players for the future by giving Shawntae Spencer a $20 million contract extension that will keep the cornerback with the team through 2012.

Spencer's deal could max out at $22 million. He received around $8.5 million in guarantees.

Spencer was a second-round choice of the 49ers in 2004.

During the first two offseasons of head coach Mike Nolan, the 49ers have ...

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