The Cowboys on Thursday released S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. It's an unfortunate turn for a veteran free agent Dallas signed this offseason to take over for Jeff Heath at SS. But it's not surprising. Multiple reporters mentioned Clinton-Dix trending toward losing the starting gig to Darian Thompson. Clinton-Dix's release makes Thompson a deep IDP sleeper in a role that has seen productive turns under DC Mike Nolan through multiple coaching stops. A 3rd-round pick by the Giants back in 2016, Thompson spent 2 injury-affected years there before spending the past 2 as a reserve with the Cowboys. Thompson will turn just 27 in September, though, and delivered big plays in coverage back at Boise State (19 INTs in 4 seasons, including 12 over his final 2).
Bears GM Ryan Pace expects S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to begin training camp on the PUP list because of a knee sprain he suffered "at the very end of the offseason program," the team website reports. This doesn't sound like a big issues that will challenge the safety's regular-season status. We'll keep an eye on Clinton-Dix's status, though.
S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has signed a 1-year deal with the Bears. He'll take over the SS role vacated by Adrian Amos' departure for Green BAy. Clinton-Dix spent the final 9 games with Washington after Green Bay traded him away last season. He delivered top-10 fantasy scoring, at least his 3rd season in DB1 scoring range, depending on your format. Clinton-Dix should have another shot at solid IDP production with the Bears. Amos didn't post big stats last year but scored as a DB1 the season before over 13 games.
The Packers have traded S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to Washington. He should quickly earn the starting slot next to S D.J. Swearinger with his new team, though it'd probably be asking a bit much for Clinton-Dix to assume that role in Week 9. Green Bay, meanwhile, figures to start Jermaine Whitehead in Clinton-Dix's vacated slot. Whithead played nearly all of the snaps in Sunday's loss to the Rams after topping out previously at 67%. Kentrell Brice should remain in the lineup next to him. We'll see if Josh Jones works in significantly as a 3rd safety.