NFL: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix reunites with McCarthy
The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a deal with safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, adding a familiar name for new coach Mike McCarthy.
Clinton-Dix’s representatives, SportsTrust Advisors, announced the move early Friday on Twitter. The 27-year-old’s addition comes at a position the Cowboys have largely ignored in free agency and the draft in recent years.
McCarthy was the coach in Green Bay when the Packers drafted Clinton-Dix 21st overall in 2014. He had 14 of his 16 career interceptions with Green Bay, including a career-high five in 2016. The Packers traded him to Washington during the 2018 season, and Clinton-Dix spent last year in Chicago.
The Green Bay Packers are holding on to safety Will Redmond.
Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said that Redmond has agreed to terms on a new contract.
The 26-year-old Redmond has played in 18 regular-season games with four starts for the Packers over the past two seasons. He also appeared in each of the Packers’ two playoff games last year.
His nine special teams tackles last year tied for the team lead.
The Packers also announced they have canceled their annual tailgate tour as they attempt to fight the spread of the coronavirus.
Packers officials said they made the decision based on the safety guidelines that include limiting
crowd sizes and promoting social distancing.
The Packers said they would donate $25,000 each to Habitat For Humanity, Special Olympics Wisconsin and Stars and Stripes Honor Flight.
All those organizations stood to benefit from the tour, which would have included stops in La Crosse, Madison and Milwaukee from May 15-17.
The Minnesota Vikings and kicker Dan Bailey have agreed to terms on a new contract.
Bailey was fourth in the NFL in 2019 with a 93.1 percent field goal rate, his best since 2015. Bailey made 27 of 29 kicks, including all three tries from 50-plus yards. Bailey also landed touchbacks on 66 of 87 kickoffs.
Since joining the team two games into the 2018 season, Bailey has stabilized a critical position that had been in flux for several years. The 32-year-old joined veteran punter Britton Colquitt in returning to the Vikings, after both specialists became free agents.
Another NFL veteran quarterback is on the open market. The Denver Broncos are waiving Joe Flacco with a failed physical designation.
Flacco went 2-6 as Denver’s starter last season before a neck injury ended his season. He was eventually replaced by rookie Drew Lock, who went 4-1 down the stretch.
Coach Vic Fangio said at the NFL scouting combine last month that Flacco hadn’t been medically cleared.