Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is free to laugh all the way to the bank.
Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the Packers and the 21st overall pick from this month’s draft have agreed to terms on his contract. As with all first-round picks, it is a four-year deal with a team option for a fifth year that they must choose to exercise before Clinton-Dix’s fourth NFL season.
Based on the ability to cover both the run and pass he showed at Alabama and the Packers’ need for a playmaker at the position, Clinton-Dix is expected to nab the starting free safety job right out of the gate in Green Bay. Morgan Burnett will likely be next to him and the defense will likely improve if Clinton-Dix makes a relatively seamless transition to the professional ranks.