Cornerback Shawntae Spencer's absence from the 49ers' offseason program this spring is not related to his contract, according to a source close to the situation. Instead the source said that Spencer is taking part in a training regimen in his native Pittsburgh, Pa. and has chosen to do his offseason workouts there rather than Santa Clara. Spencer signed a five-year contract extension in 2006 that will pay him $2.85 million in base salary this year and more than $3 million in base salaries the next two seasons.
Spencer's decision to stay away appears to mirror that of fellow cornerback Nate Clements, who is training on his own in Arizona. In their absence, Tarell Brown and Karl Paymah have been the 49ers' top cornerbacks during OTAs. Last year at this time, one of the team's starting cornerbacks, Walt Harris, tore his ACL and was lost for the season. Harris' agent, Pat Capra, said this morning that Harris has completed his rehabilitation and has drawn interest from half a dozen teams. Harris has a workout scheduled with one of those teams - Capra declined to say which one -- and another in the works. The 49ers are not one of the six teams showing interest at this point, Capra said.
The 49ers will hold their last practice in May this morning. I'll be Tweeting the highlights at @mattbarrows.
-- Matt Barrows