Former Pro Bowler Ha Ha Clinton Dix traded from Packers to Redskins

Green Bay Packers running back Ty Montgomery has been traded to the Baltimore Ravens, and safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to the Washington Redskins.

In final year of his contract with agreement on an extension nowhere in sight, Green Bay Packers safety Ha-Ha Clinton Dix was on the trade block.

While explaining the trade Wednesday, Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst didn't sound especially concerned about the immediate impact.

Just ahead of the deadline, the Packers indeed made a deal involving their starting free safety. It's possible the Packers don't predict a noticeable dropoff from Clinton-Dix to the other options available on the roster. He said earlier this month he didn't expect to remain with Green Bay. Even though I will be continuing my National Football League journey with the Washington Redskins, there will always be a special place in my heart for the Green Bay Packers.

Only three teams are allowing opponents to gain fewer yards per game, and only four are giving up fewer points per game. Clinton-Dix can certainly help there, with 11 interceptions and 16 pass breakups over the last two-and-a-half seasons.

Brice and Whitehead have traded reps for much of the season at strong safety, while Clinton-Dix had occupied the free safety spot.

Clinton-Dix, who can become a free agent after this season, joins D.J. Swearinger to give the Redskins (5-2) a pair of veteran safeties who rank at the top of the league in interceptions.

If Green Bay was resigned to looking strictly toward 2019, parting with Clinton-Dix could be explained more easily. Still, it's hard to argue, unlike last week in the acquisition of Damon Harrison, that Detroit is a better football team after dealing Tate, one of its more risky and versatile players and also a leader.

Tate was actually benched at Soldier Field two Decembers ago, the last time the Lions lost to the Bears, but he's a really good player who has contributed a ton to Detroit going 7-1 against Chicago since his signing.

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