Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 3/15/12

SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 18: Defensive back Shawntae Spencer #36 of the San Francisco 49ers during a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders on August 18, 2007 at Monster Park in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Greg Trott/Getty Images)

The San Francisco 49ers released cornerback Shawntae Spencer on Thursday.

Spencer, 30, collected just five tackles in nine games during his eighth season with the 49ers.

"The 49ers would like to thank Shawntae for his eight years of service to the organization and the Bay Area community," San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement.

"He has always represented himself, his family and this organization with the utmost class. We wish him, and his family, the very best."

In 2010, Spencer recorded 42 tackles, three interceptions and one sack.

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