Report: Former 49ers S Spillman to sign with Cowboys

Report: Former 49ers S Spillman to sign with Cowboys
August 31, 2014, 3:45 pm
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C.J. Spillman played in all 16 games for the 49ers the past three seasons. (USATSI)

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Former 49ers safety C.J. Spillman is expected to sign with the Dallas Cowboys, according to a report:



Spillman was undrafted out of Marshall University in 2009 before signing with the San Diego Chargers. 

After a brief stint with the Chargers, Spillman was released and claimed off waivers by the 49ers. 

He spent the last four seasons in San Francisco but was released on final cut-down day Saturday. 

The 28-year-old was one of the team's primary backup safeties, and among their high-caliber special teamers. 

The 49ers decided to go younger with Brad Seely's special teams unit, and would part ways with Spillman, who was set to earn $1.225 million in base salary this season. 

Spillman made 67 tackles in his tenure with the 49ers, including a career-high 25 in 2013. 

The 49ers kick off the 2014 NFL season against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, Sept. 7.