49ers Make a Splash

By Jason Wojciechowski on March 3, 2007 at 5:35 PM

I can't really keep up with football players because I never know who any of them are, but the 49ers just signed the guy who's apparently the best defensive (maybe best overall) player on the market, Nate Clements. To haul him in, they gave him the richest deal for a defensive player in history, $80 million over eight years, $22 million of that guaranteed money.

The Niners also signed up Michael Lewis, the former Eagles strong safety. I'd heard of Lewis, which probably reflects the difference in TV time between the Eagles and the Bills, Clements' old team.