Ha Ha Clinton-Dix says he’ll play for Redskins this weekend

Packers trade scapegoat star safety on strange deadline

Still only 25, Clinton-Dix is only two years removed from making not only the Pro Bowl but being named second-team All Pro.

By Nate LaCascio The Green Bay Packers traded safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to the Washington Redskins for an undisclosed draft pick and running back Ty Montgomery to the Baltimore Ravens for an undisclosed draft pick, signed tight end Ethan Wolf to the practice squad and released fullback Joe Kerridge from the practice squad.

Clinton-Dix, who turns 26 in December, is in the fifth-year option of his rookie deal after the Packers took him 21st overall in the 2014 draft.

Clinton-Dix appeared to confirm the deal on Twitter, sending a goodbye note to Packers fans.

Clinton-Dix's departure leaves a huge hole at the safety position, further additions notwithstanding.




And granted, it's not like the Redskins stole Clinton-Dix out from under the Eagles, as there's no evidence the team even inquired about his services, but for the low, low price of a fourth-round pick, I would much rather see the 26-year-old Pro Bowler suit up in midnight green as opposed to red and yellow moving forward.

Assuming all that's true, the Packers did well to fast track their compensation, getting a fourth-round pick in next year's draft in return for a player who might only have nine games left to offer the franchise. His contract expires after this season. The former 1st-round pick is slated to become a free agent at the end of the season and had made comments indicating he did not expect to be back with the Packers in 2019. Gutekunst will have a plan.

Gutekunst: Obviously Ha Ha's a very good player.

Washington has started D.J. Swearinger (four interceptions this season) and Montae Nicholson at safety for all seven games this season.

Wolf, a 6-foot-6, 252-pound rookie, was originally signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Tennessee on May 11 and was released on September 1.

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