The Oakland Raiders may not have a ton of money to spend in free agency, but that does not mean they will not look to be active and find a few bargains out on the market. The Raiders need to improve their secondary if they hope to make a playoff run in 2012 and they are entertaining any and all options, both through free agency and in the later rounds of the draft.
Veteran cornerback Shawntae Spencer may be a bit injury prone, but he is still a very capable player in the NFL should be be healthy. After being released by the San Francisco 49ers earlier in the week to clear cap space, Spencer visited with the Raiders on Friday.
Veteran CB Shawntae Spencer, whom the 49ers released on Thursday and remains in the Bay Area, visited the Raiders on Friday.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) March 17, 2012
Spencer would be an intriguing fit in Oakland. While he could be a valuable piece to the secondary, he is awfully injury prone and isn't getting any younger. The Raiders were derailed with injuries in 2011; do they really want to keep playing with fire?
Either way, Spencer would be a low-risk, high-reward option and he likes living and playing in the Bay Area. This is definitely a story to watch for in the coming days.
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