Nate Clements is reportedly going to be released today by the 49ers. At one point Clements was considered a lockdown type cornerback. He has never been the best ball hawk though. With Aqib Talib possibly not being able to play and Ronde Barber not getting any younger, the Buccaneers might take a look at Clements.
Clements is 31 years old, so he isn't the youngest guy and he is due to make $15 million this season. The 49ers most likely will release him to make cap room for possibly adding Nnamdi Asomugha or another big name corner in free agency. Clements might just be on the market for a 3-4 year deal for not alot of money. Clements hasn't exactly lived up to his contract since he signed with the 49ers in '07, but he isn't a bad choice to look at that may not come at a high price. I think we all know that the Bucs don't intend to make a CB signing for the future and will draft a good CB instead. So Clements could be the short term answer to our cornerback problem for just a few years and also to help teach our younger cornerbacks with Ronde. Elbert Mack is going to be a free agent and he has been seen as an alternate nickelback with E.J. Biggers.
So will the Buccaneers take the chance on Clements? Or go after another prized cornerback in free agency?
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