San Francisco 49ers cornerback Shawntae Spencer had trouble cracking into the team's cornerback rotation in 2012, and according to CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco, the team is expected to give Spencer permission to seek a trade.
Spencer, 30, an eight-year veteran, does not appear to fit into the 49ers' plans after he ended the season as the No. 5 cornerback. Spencer did not suit up for either of the 49ers' two playoff games as one of the team's active 46 players.
Spencer is scheduled to make $3.3 million, including a $100,000 workout bonus, a sum of money the 49ers do not appear likely to commit to him in 2012.
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