Bears sign safety Clinton-Dix to 1-year deal


The Chicago Bears are going all Crimson Tide on the back end of their defense for the 2019 National Football League season.

The Bears made a move to replace Adrian Amos, signing safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to a one-year deal.

Clinton-Dix, a first-round pick of the Packers in 2014, was traded to the Washington Redskins at the trade deadline last season. The Bears are adding safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in free agency, NFL Network reported on Thursday afternoon. He'll join forces with All-Pro safety Eddie Jackson to form the new safety tandem for Chuck Pagano's defense with the Bears.

On Oct. 30, Green Bay sent Clinton-Dix to the Washington Redskins seven games into the 2018 season for a fourth-round draft choice. Clinton-Dix, meanwhile, a second-tier safety in a free agent class of first-tier safeties, gets a one-year deal to build his value with an elite defense before hitting the open market against next spring.

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The Redskins were believed to have wanted Clinton-Dix to return. He's got 14 interceptions and 25 pass deflections along with 80 tackles in 80 career games, starting his last 64-in-a-row.

Despite the popular opinion that Clinton-Dix's play deteriorated after the trade to the Redskins a year ago, his Pro Football Focus grade of 79.3 was actually the best of his career, and 17th-best among safeties in the NFL.

Both Fuller and Jackson were Pro Bowlers and First-Team All-Pro in 2018.