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49ers Need Clements To Learn Safety Dance

When the 49ers signed Nate Clements during the 2007 free agency period to an $80M contract with $22M in guarantees, the deal gave the former Buffalo Bills corner the highest salary of any defensive player in the history of the NFL.

Clements hasn't quite lived up to the expectations of his deal, – who could? – but he's played well enough, showing plenty of determination and grit (as anyone that's been crushed by one of his vicious hits can attest), while also stepping up to the demands of being a team leader. A quick glance at Clements' statistics will not do him justice; the numbers (or lack thereof) will probably skew the...

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