SAN FRANCISCO - FILE: Nate Burleson #81 of the Seattle Seahawks can't hold onto the ball as Nate Clements #22 cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers during the 4th quarter during home opener as the San Francisco 49ers host the Seattle Seahawks at Candlestick Park September 20, 2009 in San Francisco, California. According to reports on July 30, 2011 Clements will sign a contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
The Cincinnati Bengals signed former San Francisco 49ers cornerback, Nate Clements during the team's practice Saturday night in a move that was somewhat surprising, though necessary to replenish the talent lost with Johnathan Joseph's departure on Thursday.
According to ESPN Senior Writer John Clayton, the deal that Clements signed is for two seasons, $10.5 million with $6 million in guarantees.
The Bengals signed CB Nate Clements to a two-year, $10.5 million deal that has $6 million in guarantees.
The $5.25 million a year average is $4.5 million less that Joseph's deal, who also received $1.7 million more, per year, in guaranteed money. But I'll leave the debate of contracts, values and talent levels to you guys.