Bears add Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

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The NFL’s No. 1 pass defense last year is adding some depth to the secondary.

The Bears are signing safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to a one-year contract, NFL Network is reporting.

Last year Clinton-Dix started the first seven games of the season in Green Bay, then was traded to Washington, where he started nine more games. It was his fourth consecutive season starting all 16 games.

Clinton-Dix has struggled in coverage at times but has also had some bright spots, and he fills a need for a Bears team that lost Adrian Amos in free agency. Clinton-Dix was the No. 64 player in our Free Agent Top 100.

43 responses to “Bears add Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

  1. The Packers were brilliant. They weakened the Bears by signing their safety, then the Bears further weakened themselves by signing the Packers’ old safety. They’d be better off erecting a scarecrow in the middle of the field.

  2. Deep down inside Packers fans know what Rodgers is in for this season. It’s gonna be painful to watch. He’s one of the greatest but that window is being slammed shut. It was almost comical to read the incredibly stoic and measured responses from Packers fans when Mack was signed.
    “mortgage future this”, “salary cap hell” that,etc. The disappointment was so evident.

  3. I’ll always remember HaHa for that 2pt play “defense” during the 2014 nfccg. A wounded duck that hung in the air like a bad fart and he still couldn’t make a play.

  4. Ahhh…Rob…I think the joke on you and Packers. Packers overpaid for a player Chicago gladly let go and is getting a draft pick in compensatory compensation too. I’m still wondering the one thing Amos did a Bear that’s worth 36 million dollars.

  5. I love how the yacker fans are getting worried. If they watched Amos play they most likely saw him trailing in coverage or trying to catch up. I wished the Bears would have kept Amos and Callahan just for the sake of consistency. With Buster and Ha Ha the #1 defense just got better. Dang. Bears vs Browns Super Bowl coming up.

  6. “Ahhh…Rob…I think the joke on you and Packers. Packers overpaid for a player Chicago gladly let go and is getting a draft pick in compensatory compensation too. I’m still wondering the one thing Amos did a Bear that’s worth 36 million dollars.”

    It’s not a “single thing.” Since Profootball Focus ratings show Amos as the 3rd best safety over the last 3 seasons (Harrison and Thomas before him) and he came much, much cheaper than Collins. Amos can play either spot, is assignment sure and can actually both cover and tackle, he’ll be an upgrade over anybody GB has had in awhile.

    Meanwhile, the Bears get HHCD, he who stands and watches plays being made; he who doesn’t like contact. He’ll grab a few picks and then break your heart for all his misses.

  7. Typical Packer fans, always think they fleeced the Bears. Nice job on over-paying for Amos. Good luck!

  8. VIP on the swole says:
    March 14, 2019 at 3:36 pm
    Deep down inside Packers fans know what Rodgers is in for this season. It’s gonna be painful to watch. He’s one of the greatest but that window is being slammed shut. It was almost comical to read the incredibly stoic and measured responses from Packers fans when Mack was signed.
    “mortgage future this”, “salary cap hell” that,etc. The disappointment was so evident.
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    Predicting the demise of the Packers is usually a Viking fan thing. We’ve been hearing it every year for nearly three decades. It’s a little odd coming from a Bears fan, especially concerning a quarterback that is (finally) in good health (again) and has owned the Bears rather consistently.

  9. “Deep down inside Packers fans know what Rodgers is in for this season. It’s gonna be painful to watch. He’s one of the greatest but that window is being slammed shut. It was almost comical to read the incredibly stoic and measured responses from Packers fans when Mack was signed.
    “mortgage future this”, “salary cap hell” that,etc. The disappointment was so evident.”

    Rodgers has plenty of window left and a new GB and HC and OC. And, given this offseason so far, plus 10 draft picks, he’ll have a much improved roster around him. It’s CHI who has the window. Two more years with Trubisky on a rookie salary and if you don’t get it done now; it gets much much tougher. CHI has a total of 5 draft picks, with none in the first 2 rounds. GB has 10 draft picks and 2 in the first round. It’s da Bears that have the window clsoing.

  10. I agree Howie, a one year deal tells me that the mighty Bear will be starting Bush instead of Dix. Bush played awesome when he filled in for Jackson at the end of the season. Bears Down!

  11. This is going to test how good the coaching in GB was for the last few years. If he suddenly starts playing tough and assignment sure. You figure it out!

  12. Love the Bears move to add HHCD!! he is a play maker you has his lapses but he does what Amos doesnt n that’s create to. He also we play better with the best front 7 he would have played for in his career n playing next to his bama teammate ALL PRO JACKSON!!! Bears own the North period! Qe have the youngest team in the division and in the NFL I love it!!!

  13. I think a 1 year deal for HaHa at 3.5 mill is a decent signing by the Bears. I do feel Amos has much more upside than HaHa, but HaHa is not total trash.

    Looking forward to opening night against the Bears and Haha.

    #GoPackGo!🧀

  14. There is no denying that the Bears are weaker on paper today than they at the end of the season. They lost the DC who was responsible for making that D a top ten D before Mack and now he is gone and replaced by a DC who led Indy to one of the worst D’s in the NFL while he was there.

    Now you have subtracted 2 solid starters for 2 rental players and don’t get to draft until the end of the 3rd round.

    Then going into next year you sit dead last in cap space with a couple of key players heading into free agency and again have no 1st. round pick.

    Meanwhile, GB has just signed 3 of the top free agents available, still have the same amount of cap space for next year (after Bears officially release Parkey) and have 3 of the top 40 picks in the upcoming draft.

    So I would argue that it is the Bears window (that actually closed mid flight on Parkeys field goal attempt and caused the goal posts to shrink leading to the infamous double doink) while the Pack’s is looking up with a first ballot HOF QB with another 5 or 6 solid years ahead of him armed with a wealth of high draft picks and a new GM not afraid to be aggressive in FA.

    Good luck Bears fans as your team soon returns back to the cellar of the NFC North where it has primarily been since the mid 80’s!

  15. Clinton-Dix looked like he could improve to hall of fame greatness. Then he just laid down like he didn’t care. I thought maybe he had a problem with the coaches in Green Bay. He played the same in Washington. Maybe he comes around for the Bears. He is a decent enough dude, but he lacks heart on the field .

  16. Amos was the 11th best starter on that defense. He’s a good thumper but struggles in coverage and makes no big plays. Is that worth what the packers paid? I don’t think so. The lack of good players around him is going to expose him, IMO.

    I don’t have any great expectations for HHCD, and I think most bears fans feel the same way. If he’s the 11th best player replacing the 11th best player, so what? We’re not depending on him to be anything but average.

  17. “Meanwhile, GB has just signed 3 of the top free agents available, still have the same amount of cap space for next year (after Bears officially release Parkey) and have 3 of the top 40 picks in the upcoming draft.”

    Is this your first year following free agency? Is Green Bay your first team you’ve ever followed? Well, welcome to the NFL, son.

  18. thedudefile says:
    March 14, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Ahhh…Rob…I think the joke on you and Packers. Packers overpaid for a player Chicago gladly let go and is getting a draft pick in compensatory compensation too. I’m still wondering the one thing Amos did a Bear that’s worth 36 million dollars.

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    And yet multiple sports rating sites like Pro Football Focus are stating that the Amos signing is “the best value deal in free agency so far”. Thank heavens we have posters on PFT to set us straight.

  19. ariani1985 says:
    March 14, 2019 at 4:27 pm
    Ted Thompson gets fleeced again!

    _______________________________________________

    uh, he’s not the GM any longer.

  20. I have nothing against Dix, I think he’s a good player, he just really underwhelmed as a Redskin last year and I’d rather save the cap space and pick up a compensatory pick next year

  21. ariani1985 says:
    March 14, 2019 at 4:27 pm
    Ted Thompson gets fleeced again!

    Ariani, here is something for you to consider (with editing of the words of the immortal Mark Twain):

    “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to type and to remove all doubt,”

  22. I am confident that Ha Ha will play his best football in Chicago. Pairing up with his teammate and best friend from Alabama E Jack they will bring out the best in each other. Much better cast of players and more importantly human beings on this roster than he played with in Green Bay or Washington. The culture on this “team” is the best in the NFL. Bear Down!

  23. Nice trade there Bruce! Please sell Snyder. You’ve made Sunday depressing for about 20 years. Enough is enough!!!!

  24. Wishing the guy nothing but the best (except when the Bears suit up against the Packers, of course).

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