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Bears ink veteran safety Clinton-Dix

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The Bears on Thursday bolstered their secondary by signing veteran safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to a one-year contract.

Clinton-Dix, 26, has appeared in 80 games with 74 starts in five NFL seasons with the Packers (2014-18) and Redskins (2018). He has recorded 438 tackles, 28 pass breakups, 14 interceptions, 5.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, eight tackles-for-loss and eight quarterback hits.He has three additional interceptions in seven postseason contests.

Clinton-Dix was selected by the Packers with the 21st pick in the first round of the 2014 draft out of Alabama, seven slots after the Bears chose cornerback Kyle Fuller. The 6-1, 208-pounder remained with Green Bay until he was traded to the Redskins last Oct. 30 in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick.

Clinton-Dix has never missed a game during his five NFL seasons and has made 74 straight starts since joining the Packers’ No. 1 defense in Week 7 of his rookie year. His best season came in 2016 when he was voted to the Pro Bowl after registering a career-high five interceptions.

At Alabama, Clinton-Dix helped the Crimson Tide win two national championships in 2011 and 2012. In 2013, he teamed in the Alabama secondary with current Bears safety Eddie Jackson.

Clinton-Dix is expected to replace Adrian Amos, who left the Bears this week after four seasons to sign with the Packers in free agency.

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