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San Francisco 49ers Could Move CB Shawntae Spencer

The San Francisco 49ers don't have too many critical decisions to make this offseason regarding free agency. Many of their top players are coming back and should be able to make another go at a Super Bowl run with many of the same pieces intact.

But some players will have to be left go. Underused cornerback Shawntae Spencer of the San Francisco 49ers is one of those figures. Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee has more on the story.

Spencer speculated that his lack of use, coupled with the $3.2 million in base salary he is scheduled to earn in 2012, would prompt the 49ers to release him. "It's like dating the same girl all through junior high and high school and then come senior year, she's dating another guy. I've played right corner since I got here," he said last month. He said the best advice was from his brother, who picked up on the lady-with-another-man theme. "There's plenty of women out there," Spencer said.

If the 49ers are unable to move Spencer, they'll probably cut him.

Spencer made $3.3 million and was inactive for most of the season. The 49ers are pretty well-set with their top three anyway. Carlos Rogers was dominant last year, Tarell Brown made progress as the #2 corner, and rookie CB Chris Culliver had a strong first year campaign and took over the nickel back role. San Francisco probably can find better value and offload Spencer's contract at the same time.

To talk about the 49ers potentially moving Spencer, head on over to Niners Nation.