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Nate Clements

Nate Clements - #22 - S

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 0"/ 205 lbs.
Birthday 12/12/1979
Birthplace Shaker Heights, OH
College Ohio State
Years played 13
Drafted 2001, 1st round, 21st pick by Bills

Bengals have had to be flexible in secondary

Posted Nov. 17, 2012 @ 10:09 a.m. ET
Injuries have forced the Bengals to adjust in the secondary throughout the season. 

Bengals' CB depth hurt by injuries

Posted Aug. 12, 2012 @ 12:09 p.m. ET
The Bengals have the makings of solid CB depth, but as the preseason began, injuries had taken their toll on the position.

Bengals place Kirkpatrick on non-football injury list

Posted July 27, 2012 @ 3:08 p.m. ET
The Bengals placed CB Dre Kirkpatrick, who suffered a leg injury before camp, on the active/non-football injury list.

Clements expected to replace departed CB Joseph

Posted July 31, 2011 @ 12:45 p.m. ET
Losing CB Johnathan Joseph was a big blow, but the Bengals believe they've addressed the issue by signing Nate Clements.

Bengals add CB Clements

Posted July 30, 2011 @ 8:13 p.m. ET
CB Nate Clements, who was released by the 49ers on Thursday, has agreed to a contract with the Bengals.

49ers to let go of CB Clements

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
The 49ers may cut CB Nate Clements to clear cap space and to go after Nnamdi Asomugha, but it is not certain.

Niners' secondary could be worth worrying about

Posted June 10, 2010 @ 7:08 p.m. ET
With both of the Niners' starting cornerbacks conspicuous by their absences so far this offseason and rookie Taylor Mays a nonfactor thus far, team insiders believe the current state of the secondary is cause for real concern.

Niners happier with Smith than Clements

Posted Jan. 07, 2010 @ 6:05 p.m. ET
While team insiders consider Justin Smith’s high-priced deal “a bargain” after a strong season in which they believe he further established himself as the leader of one of the league’s strongest 3-4 defensive fronts, it would appear to ...


Posted Sept. 30, 2012
Clements will return Sunday against Miami.||||||| Clements had been dealing with a calf injury.
Posted Dec. 04, 2011
The Bengals will be without cornerback Nate Clements for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh.||||||| Kelly Jennings starts in place of Clements, who injured his hamstring Thursday.
Posted July 30, 2011
The Bengals have reached a contract agreement with Clements, giving Cincinnati a replacement for Johnathan Joseph.||||||| The 31-year-old Clements became a free agent on Thursday, when San Francisco released the 10-year veteran out of Ohio State. Clements was Buffalo's first-round pick in 2001 and played for the Bills through 2006. He was the 49ers' top defensive signing in March 2007. Clements started 16 games last season and had one sack and three interceptions. The Bengals needed another cornerback after Joseph signed with Houston earlier in the week.
Posted July 28, 2011
Clements confirmed on his Twitter account that the San Francisco 49ers have released him. The move clears salary cap space to allow the 49ers to sign free agents. Teams can't officially announce that they have waived players until later Thursday.||||||| The 10-year veteran started every game for the team during a disappointing 6-10 campaign last season. Clements returned in 2010 after missing the final nine games in 2009, when he broke his right shoulder blade in the Niners' 18-14 loss at Indianapolis on Nov. 1 that year. San Francisco had been eager to see more big plays from Clements last season after giving him an $80 million, eight-year contract in March 2007.
Posted Nov. 02, 2009
Clements is out Sunday against the Rams.||||||| Clements will try to rebound in 2010.