Published: Thu, November 01, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Packers trade Clinton-Dix and Montgomery

Packers trade Clinton-Dix and Montgomery

Clinton-Dix, a 2016 Pro Bowler who I previously profiled here, was considered the premier player at his position on the trade market, and with the Packers all but guaranteed to not extend his contract this fall, it appeared nearly certain that he'd be playing for a new team in Week 10.

Gutekunst spoke to reporters for approximately 10 minutes to detail his decisions to trade starting safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and third-string tailback Ty Montgomery for draft picks.

In final year of his contract with agreement on an extension nowhere in sight, Green Bay Packers safety Ha-Ha Clinton Dix was on the trade block.

The Redskins have made a major addition to their secondary by trading for Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Network added that the Packers are receiving a 2019 fourth-round pick from Washington. Even though I will be continuing my National Football League journey with the Washington Redskins, there will always be a special place in my heart for the Green Bay Packers. Departures of unrestricted free agents are weighed against signings of unrestricted free agents.

Brice and Whitehead have traded reps for much of the season at strong safety, while Clinton-Dix had occupied the free safety spot.

Instead of gambling with those factors, Gutekunst took the sure thing - an unconditional fourth-round pick in next year's draft. Last year's starters, Clinton-Dix and Morgan Burnett, and now both no longer on the team.

Washington has started D.J. Swearinger (four interceptions this season) and Montae Nicholson at safety for all seven games this season. Gutekunst guaranteed compensation for a player he didn't want, moved up that compensation one year and cleared cap space, assisting in his effort to reload the roster and clearing the way for another aggressive approach to free agency next year.

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