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The Chicago Bears are officially a destination of choice for free agents.

Ryan Pace landed one of the top free agent safeties left on the market, and he took less money to come to Chicago.

The Bears signed Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to a one-year, $3.5 million deal.

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix gets $3.5 million on his one-year deal from the #Bears, source says. He had more on the table elsewhere but it sounds like he wanted to join that Chicago defense and be reunited with his Alabama teammate Eddie Jackson.

— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 14, 2019

Washington tried to re-sign the safety they traded a fourth-round pick for during the season, but he chose to play with the Bears and his former college teammate.

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https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2019/03/14/ha-ha-clinton-dix-chicago-bears-eddie-jackson-salary-contract/

 

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So we traded a player (Amos) decided that he would rather take a higher paycheck than staying with the Bears with a player (Clinton-Dix) that turned away money for a chance to join the Bears. I am good with that.

Over the last two seasons:

Amos:
Tackles: 142
Sacks: 1
Ints: 3

Clinton-Dix:
Tackles: 172
Sacks: 1
Ints: 3

That was with Clinton-Dix having the handicap of starting over with the Redskins after being traded in the middle of last season. For now it looks like a homerun for Pace.

Train like you are 2nd, but play like you are 1st.

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JJ Stankevitz
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This is just one stat, so not trying to draw a major conclusion out of it, but: Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix had fewer missed tackles in 2018 (8) than Adrian Amos (9), per
@PFF
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I would have rather had Amos but the more I think about this the more I like it....... they grade out very close to each other statistically with Dix actually having a slight edge. 

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Great move for the Bears. Pace is doing a fine job with the cap money available.

 

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So Ha Ha starts and Bush stays as a back-up. They probably want to see what Bush can do this year, since he becomes a free agent next year. I still think a safety will be drafted this year. They will sit and learns the game, Another thought, if Jackson commands too much money for an extension, Ha Ha can slide over and Bush or the rokkie can move into SS spot.

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Grading the Bears' signing of Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

The Bears struck a one-year deal with former first-round pick Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, who now joins his former Alabama teammate Eddie Jackson in Chicago’s secondary. It’s a duo that has even greater upside than Amos offered with Jackson last season because of Clinton-Dix’s ability to make plays in the passing game.

Clinton-Dix has appeared in all 80 games of his pro career and has 14 interceptions to his name. His best season came in 2016 when he recorded five picks.

By comparison, Amos has just three interceptions in his four seasons in the NFL.

Clearly, Clinton-Dix is an upgrade in Chicago’s effort to combat the high-flying passing attack in today’s pro game.

Now, Amos’ play against the run will be missed. There’s no doubt about that. But Chicago’s front-seven is one of the best in the league and will be responsible for setting the tone against opposing running backs.

The best thing about Clinton-Dix’s signing might just be the contract. Pace stole him. He’s joining the Bears on a one-year, $3.5 million deal. There’s a very good chance he could have the best season of his career in Chicago’s defense, and he’ll probably make a lot more splash plays than Amos.

Signing Clinton-Dix was another stroke of genius by Pace. He allowed the market to eat itself alive with some of the massive contracts paid to safeties like Landon Collins, Earl Thomas, Tyrann Mathieu, and even Amos, and swooped in for Clinton-Dix who on any given Sunday will have just as strong of an impact.

GRADE: A

https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2019/03/15/grading-the-bears-signing-of-ha-ha-clinton-dix/

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Re: Welcome to the Bears: HaHa Clinton-Dix
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I agree with you PaPa Bear. Pace had a strategy and won this round.

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Sluggobear wrote:

So Ha Ha starts and Bush stays as a back-up. They probably want to see what Bush can do this year, since he becomes a free agent next year. I still think a safety will be drafted this year. They will sit and learns the game, Another thought, if Jackson commands too much money for an extension, Ha Ha can slide over and Bush or the rokkie can move into SS spot.

I will be surprised if Pace does not work out an extention with Jackson before he ever hits FAs. He is the elite type that you give that one deal too. Saying that, it's not all up to Pace, Jackson himself might pull an Amos and pick want to pick the highest bidder.

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Six years after Ha Ha Clinton-Dix helped recruit fellow Florida native Eddie Jackson to the University of Alabama, Jackson returned the favor.

One day after signing a one-year contract with the Bears Thursday, Clinton-Dix credited Jackson with convincing him to join the reigning NFC North champions in a move that reunites the two former Crimson Tide safeties.

“Eddie played a big role,” Clinton-Dix said Friday during a conference call with the Chicago media. “He’s always been a fan of mine since he came to Alabama. He talked to me in this process about the culture in Chicago and I bought in. I was on for the ride, and I’m excited about it.”

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Clinton-Dix revealed that he’s been motivated by Jackson’s success with the Bears.

“He’s a humble guy,” Clinton-Dix said. “He works his butt off. To see his dreams come true, it’s a blessing. Coming from where we come from, it’s tough to get out. The sky’s the limit. He’s just climbing his ladder. I hope he continues to grow.” 

Clinton-Dix is eager to reunite with Jackson in Chicago, where they will be tutored by first-year secondary coach Deshea Townsend, who was also a star Alabama defensive back before playing 13 NFL seasons with the Steelers (1998-2009) and Colts (2010). 

“Me and Eddie, we’re very similar players and that makes it tough on quarterbacks,” Clinton-Dix said. “We both can play left and right. It’s going to be fun and a challenge for other teams.”

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“No. 1 defense and I’m joining it?” Clinton-Dix said. “This is a special defense. It’s a special core. I want to come in and prove myself to be a part of something special. With so many alpha dogs on the defense, that’s rare, and they’re having fun doing it. 

“I was getting calls from other teams who wanted to sign me, and the money was more. You see so many guys get to the end of their careers—their successful careers—and now they’re trying to chase a ring. I have the opportunity to do that in my prime.”

https://www.chicagobears.com/news/jackson-helped-bears-land-clinton-dix

Maybe the two of them will just have such a blast together that they do whatever it takes to stay with the Bears.

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