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49ers will cut Nate Clements, for real

Vincent Jackson, Nate Clements

San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson, left, makes a catch on his way to a touchdown as San Francisco 49ers cornerback Nate Clements defends in the first quarter during an NFL football game, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)


We noted yesterday that there were reports of the San Francisco 49ers cutting cornerback Nate Clements, and that those reports proved to be premature.

Now we can say it again: The 49ers really have decided to cut Clements, who started all 16 games last season.

According to multiple reports, the 49ers and Clements were unable to reach an agreement on a new contract, and as a result the team has informed Clements that he’ll be cut.

The interesting question now is whether this move makes the 49ers work even harder to land the biggest prize in free agency, Nnamdi Asomugha.