Green Bay Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is excited to play in the Packers’ new defensive system employed by new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine.
Clinton-Dix expects to have more freedom and it’s that freedom that is making him rave about what the season could hold.
“I’ll definitely be a lot more free in this defense for sure,” Clinton-Dix said (h/t ESPN). “We’ve got to see what it looks like come game day. We can talk about it now but game day we’ll be talking about some totally different s—. We’ve just got to all wait and see how it plays out. But I’m excited about the new defense, I’m loving it right now. I’m loving it.”
Last season, under then-defensive coordinator Dom Capers, Clinton-Dix was kept far off the line of scrimmage to protect against big plays as that was an area of weakness for the Packers.
The role didn’t bode well for Clinton-Dix. who saw his production drop off after a Pro Bowl campaign in 2016.
Clinton-Dix is also in the final year of his original contract, a fifth-year option that the Packers exercised and one that will pay Clinton-Dix $5.957M this season.
Clinton-Dix vows not to place as much pressure on himself this season.
“My film is already on tape. I could not play a down and get a new contract and be fine,” Clinton-Dix said. “Stats speak for themselves, everything speaks for themselves. I’ve just got to go out there and continue getting better, continue maximizing my opportunity and winning my one-on-ones.
“I’m going to leave it at that, man. I know my value to this defense, and it’s up to you all to see. I guess we’ll see when we play Chicago and on from there. I’m excited about this opportunity I have in front of me right now going into my fifth year. Like I said, the sky’s the limit for me. Just watch, just watch.”
Packers Release Kapri Bibbs
The Packers claimed Bibbs off of waivers from the Washington Redskins back in December of 2018.
Bibbs carried the ball one time for 13 yards, and hauled in 3 passes for 13 yards during that span.
Prior to being cut from the Redskins, Bibbs posted 101 yards and three touchdowns, adding 13 receptions for 102 yards and a touchdown.
Packers’ Josh Jones Wants Trade
Jones is currently skipping the Packers’ OTAs with the intent of forcing his way out of Green Bay.
Jones finished his 2nd season by collecting 55 tackles, one sack, and two passes defended.
Packers Claim Sam Ficken
Ficken will now compete with Mason Crosby for the starting kicker job after he served as the replacement for an injured Greg Zuerlein when he was with the Los Angeles Rams.
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