The San Francisco 49ers announced they have released CB Shawntae Spencer.
"The 49ers would like to thank Shawntae for his eight years of service to the organization and the Bay Area community," said 49ers General Manger Trent Baalke. "He has always represented himself, his family and this organization with the utmost class. We wish him, and his family, the very best."
Spencer was originally selected by the 49ers in the second round (58th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft, out of the University of Pittsburgh. In his eight-year career, he started 72 of 97 games played, and tallied 376 tackles, 11 interceptions, 58 passes defensed, 2.5 sacks and three fumble recoveries. Spencer was awarded the team's 2009 Ed Block Courage Award for his admirable return from a season-ending knee injury suffered the year before.