Raiders elevate S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix from practice squad vs Chiefs

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From the time Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was drafted in the first round of the 2014 draft thru last season, he didn’t miss a game. He’d also started every game at safety the past five seasons. But these days he spends his time on the Raiders’ practice squad, seeing action in just one game this season.

This weekend will make Clinton-Dix’s second call-up from the practice squad. The veteran has been elevated to the active roster for the game on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Raiders likely will be without three defensive backs with S Tyree Gillespie (hamstring) OUT and cornerbacks Amik Robertson (hip) and Keisean Nixon (ankle) both Doubtful. So, obviously they could use the depth.

Also OUT is LB Nick Kwiatkoski, prompting the Raiders to elevate LB Patrick Onwuasor as well.

Onwuasor was also only active for one game this season, and as it happens it was the same week three game vs Miami that Clinton-Dix was active. Both played exclusively on special teams in that game.