Raiders Stay Strong in Free Agency, Add CB Spencer, Expected to Add CB Porter

Oakland RaiderContributor IIIMarch 19, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 2:  Tim Hightower #34 of the Arizona Cardinals is tackled by Nate Clements #22 and Shawntae Spencer #36 of the San Francisco 49ers  during an NFL game at Candlestick Park on January 2, 2011 in San Francisco, California.(Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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The Raiders, continuing the trend of quietly adding solid, inexpensive starting caliber players, landed ex-49er cornerback Shawntae Spencer, as announced a earlier by ESPN.

This was rumored as early as Friday, as Spencer made a short trip across the bay to visit Oakland after being released by the 49'ers. This is another solid add for Oakland, who's defensive secondary has been a ghost town after the release of three one-time starters.

In another interesting bit of news, it was reported that Tracey Porter is ready to either sign with Oakland, or return to the Saints, with the first option being indicated as the one most likely to happen. This would be yet another solid add by the Raiders, however Porter has yet to make his decision.

Both of these athletes will easily be in the running for the starting corner spot, not only because of their talent and ability, but also because Oakland doesn't have many other viable options.

Stay tuned for any updates on Porter's decision or other Raiders' Free Agency news.