Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix had an unceremonious departure from the Green Bay Packers last season. After a season in which he arguably underachieved, he was something of a scapegoat on a Packers defense that struggled mightily. Ultimately, Clinton-Dix was traded at the deadline to Washington. Now, he’ll have a chance to exact revenge on his original team by signing with their chief rival, the Chicago Bears.
Full details of the contract aren’t known at this time, other than it is reportedly a one-year deal.
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Speaking of the Bears-Packers rivalry, this offers an interesting subplot between the two teams heading into the 2019 season. Part of the reason the Bears were in the market for a safety like Clinton-Dix is because Green Bay signed former Bears starting safety Adrian Amos away from them at the start of free agency.
Although the former first-round pick Clinton-Dix had a stop in D.C., the Packers and Bears essentially traded safeties. That should offer fans some fodder in the future.
In five NFL seasons, Clinton-Dix has made 456 total tackles (353 solo, 93 assisted), 14 interceptions, and two fumble recoveries. The 26-year-old defensive back made the Pro Bowl in 2016.