The 2019 safety market was hit hard by teams looking to improve their secondary, and one of the top remaining players at the position has just been scooped up.
It's surprising that Clinton-Dix signed a short-term deal immediately after his rookie contract expired. The former Packers and Redskins safety is likely hoping to sign a long-term deal in next year's free agency.
Clinton-Dix was traded to the Redskins at the deadline last season. He spent seven games with the Packers and nine games with Washington. In total, Clinton-Dix recorded three interceptions and six pass breakups. He registered 93 tackles and made 1.0 sack on the year.
Bears add Ha Ha Clinton-Dix https://t.co/j67xizxPHY— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 14, 2019
Clinton-Dix will be back in the NFC North and given the opportunity to face his former team twice in a single season. He will be hoping for a strong season in Chicago that he can turn into a lucrative multi-year deal in the following offseason, seeing his role in Washington swiped by Landon Collins.
The former No. 21 overall pick is set to join his third NFL team in six seasons. He earned a trip to the Pro Bowl in 2016 when he made five interceptions as a 24-year-old.