Bears reportedly signing former Packers, Redskins safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix after losing Adrian Amos
The Bears fill an area of need with a former first-round pick
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo, the Bears are signing Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to a one-year, $3.5 million contract. Garafolo reported that Clinton-Dix turned down more money elsewhere to join the Bears.
Instead of teaming up with former Alabama safety Landon Collins in Washington, former Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix will join forces with former Alabama safety Eddie Jackson. Related: That Alabama must be pretty good at football.
It's a nice signing for the Bears at a relatively cheap cost. The Bears needed another safety to pair with 2018 First Team All-Pro selection Eddie Jackson after a reported four-year, $37 million deal. Clinton-Dix isn't the same kind of safety as Amos -- he's more similar to Jackson than Amos, if anything -- and he's not as good of a safety, but he is costing the Bears significantly less money.with
And he's pretty good too. In his five-year career, most of which he spent with the Packers Redskins midway through this past season, he's never missed a game and racked up 14 interceptions. Amos is much more of a thumper than a playmaker -- only three interceptions in four seasons -- while Clinton-Dix is more of a playmaker than a thumper. The Bears certainly know this. Three of his 14 career interceptions have come against the Bears.to the
The Bears were never likely to be able to afford Amos in a market that has been remarkably kind to safeties. But they did well to replace him with a cheap signing that also holds upside. And Clinton-Dix now gets to join the league's best defense, play for, and face the team that traded him away.
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