By Steve Corkran
Saturday, March 17th, 2012 at 11:39 am in Oakland Raiders.
On the day the Raiders signed veteran cornerback Ron Bartell, they spent some time taking a look-see at another veteran cornerback, Shawntae Spencer.
CSNBayArea’s Matt Maiocco says the Raiders met with Spencer on Friday. If you’re searching for a connection, look no further than Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver, who was with Spencer for seven seasons with the 49ers.
Spencer started 72 of the 98 games he played in for the 49ers, including every game in 2009 and ‘10. However, the 49ers went with Carlos Rogers, Tarell Brown and Chris Culliver ahead of Spencer last season. Spencer appeared in only nine games.
The 49ers released Spencer in a salary-cap move. It’s likely the Raiders could get Spencer for somewhere near the veteran minimum, given his lack of leverage.