The Washington Redskins took a step to strengthen an already solid defense.
The Green Bay Packers exchanged veterans safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix against the Redskins, both teams confirmed on Tuesday.
The Redskins in turn send a fourth round to Green Bay, reported Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
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The # 21 overall rating in 2014 is in the final year of its five-year rookie contract. Clinton-Dix said he did not expect to be back in Green Bay next season. It turns out that he made it only half of that prediction.
The trade strengthens a defense of the Redskins, which has defeated seven opponents in recent weeks.
Even if it's just a loan, the NFC East Leaders Redskins supported their defense with Clinton-Dix. He will slide next to D.J into the free security role. Swearinger, who has a Pro Bowl caliber season. With the addition of Clinton-Dix to the secondary level, the Redskins are ranked # 2 and # 3 by Pro Football Focus categories this season.
Clinton-Dix has never missed a game in his career and started 55 regular season games in Green Bay. For his career, Ha Ha has generated 378 tackles, defending 25 passes, 14 interceptions, 5.5 sacks and three forced fights. His reach at the end of the defense of the Redskins will be a welcome addition to an already excellent D.
With 5: 2 and the division title in sight, it was time for the Redskins to make a difference.
In the meantime, the Packers sent a player they wanted to lose after this season. Despite the position in the playoffs, Green Bay probably thought it was worth to win a kicker.
The Packers have invested heavily in their secondary seasons over the past few seasons, using the first and second rounds of the 2018 pick in the corners Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson and the second round of the second round at the corner of Kevin King and the safety of Josh Jones to have. Jermaine Whitehead and Jones are safe next to Kentrell Brice.
With Clinton-Dix out of the mix, Mike Pettine will rely more on the young people coming forward.