Antoine Bethea to join 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers and safety Antoine Bethea have reached agreement on a $23 million deal, according to sources.

On Wednesday, the Niners confirmed a four-year deal but did not disclose contract figures.

Bethea started every game he played in during his eight seasons with the Indianapolis Colts.

He had 110 tackles, the second-highest total of his career, last season along with two interceptions and a sack.

Bethea has had at least 100 tackles in each of the past six seasons.

He tweeted about his new team Tuesday afternoon.

He also tweeted thanks to Colts fans for supporting him.

ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter and ESPN.com Colts reporter Mike Wells contributed to this report.