Redskins acquire safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in trade with Packers


    Green Bay Packers free safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (21) gestures during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

    The Redskins acquired safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in a trade with the Green Bay Packers just before the league deadline Tuesday.

    In exchange for Clinton-Dix, the Redskins will send a 2019 fourth-round pick to the Packers.

    NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport first reported the trade.

    For his career, Clinton-Dix, 25, who was selected by the Packers out of Alabama in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, has 390 tackles, 5.5 sacks and 14 interceptions. He has 27 tackles, three interceptions, one sack and one forced fumble this season.

    In 2016, Clinton-Dix was both a Pro Bowl and second-team All-Pro selection.

    With the Redskins, Clinton-Dix is expected to start alongside DJ Swearinger. Both are considered to be among the best safeties in the league.

    Clinton-Dix and Swearinger also appear to already have a good relationship, based on an Instagram photo posted by Clinton-Dix after the Redskins' 31-17 win over the Packers in September.

    Clinton-Dix is in the final year of his five-year rookie deal and will be a free agent at the end of the season. He will make under $3 million between now and the end of the 2018 season.

    In response to the trade, Clinton-Dix wrote on Twitter, “Much love y’all” with a cheese emoji – a message to the Packers.

    Clinton-Dix becomes the seventh player to join the Redskins' current roster, joining defensive linemen Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne, linebackers Ryan Anderson and Shaun Dion Hamilton, offensive lineman Arie Kouandjio, and wide receiver Cam Sims.

    Some of those Alabama players, along with others, celebrated the news on Twitter that Clinton-Dix was joining the team.

    Linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton (Clinton-Dix arrived a season before Hamilton joined Alabama)

    Defensive lineman Jonathan Allen (Clinton-Dix and Allen were teammates for one season at Alabama, in 2013)

    Linebacker Ryan Anderson (Clinton-Dix and Anderson were teammates for two seasons at Alabama, in 2012 and 2013)

    Cornerback Josh Norman

    Linebacker Mason Foster

    Wizards guard Bradley Beal


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