Chicago Bears Rumors: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix hints at re-signing
Chicago Bears impending free agent safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix might end up back with the team after all.
Already, the Chicago Bears have made a few decisions on their own free agents. General manager Ryan Pace announced earlier in the offseason that he would be parting with a couple of veterans in order to free up cap space.
Cornerback Prince Amukamara and wide receiver Taylor Gabriel were the two notable names let go by the Bears, and just this week, Pace has made a couple more decisions on his own guys.
Thursday night, the Bears announced they had re-signed linebacker and locker room leader Danny Trevathan on a 3-year deal, keeping he and Roquan Smith as the primary duo inside. With Trevathan in the fold, that likely means Nick Kwiatkoski will leave Chicago and start elsewhere in 2020.
Following the Trevathan deal, Pace also tendered defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris — at a second-round level, nonetheless. That means Robertson-Harris should be sticking around on a $3.2 million deal. So far, it looks like Pace is far more concerned with keeping his own guys versus attacking other free agents.
Saturday, safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix quote tweeted a friend of his whom he has known for a few years now. That friend happens to have a little boy who has followed Clinton-Dix since his Alabama days.
It is interesting that Clinton-Dix hints at Danny being excited about the “latest news.” What exactly could the latest news be? Well, if Danny is going to be excited about it, that should mean Clinton-Dix isn’t going too far from home.
Last year, it was pretty much expected that Clinton-Dix was a one-year rental for Chicago. With a defense like the Bears, he would come to Chicago, play well on a unit which would likely finish amongst the top 10 defenses in the league and then go on and get paid in free agency.
While that’s still a possibility, don’t rule out Pace bringing him back. This unit played very well last season and wasn’t the big reason Chicago underachieved.
The one thing to watch for if Clinton-Dix returns, though, is whether or not Eddie Jackson stays put at strong safety. Neither one of them are ideal candidates to play in the box, but Jackson has made far more plays at free safety. You have to wonder if Jackson moves back and they try Clinton-Dix at strong safety — that is, if he re-signs.