Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is returning to the NFC North.
After spending most of his career with the Green Bay Packers in addition to a brief stint with the Washington Redskins, the 26-year-old safety has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears. The deal was first reported by NFL Network.
For the Bears, signing Clinton-Dix fills a void left behind by Adrian Amos, who signed a four-year deal with the Packers earlier this week. Amos helped the Bears boast the NFL’s top pass defense in 2018.
Clinton-Dix was Green Bay’s first-round selection (No. 21 overall out of Alabama) back in 2014. He quickly moved into the starting lineup, starting 65 of the 71 games he played in a Packers uniform.
Along the way, Clinton-Dix totaled 378 tackles and 14 interceptions before being traded to the Redskins after seven games in 2018. In nine games with the Redskins, Clinton-Dix had 66 tackles.
Clinton-Dix reportedly had more lucrative offer elsewhere
According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, Clinton-Dix’s contract is worth $3.5 million — far less than many other safeties who hit the open market.
Per Garafolo, Clinton-Dix had “more on the table elsewhere.” An offer to return to Washington was among his options, but Clinton-Dix ultimately decided on the one-year deal with Chicago, an up-and-coming team coming off a division title.
The opportunity to pair up with former Alabama teammate Eddie Jackson in the Bears’ secondary was one he didn’t want to pass up.
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix gets $3.5 million on his one-year deal from the #Bears, source says. He had more on the table elsewhere but it sounds like he wanted to join that Chicago defense and be reunited with his Alabama teammate Eddie Jackson.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 14, 2019
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