Packers trade Clinton-Dix to Redskins for 2019 4th-round pick


Clinton-Dix as a first round pick for the Packers in 2014.

While explaining the trade Wednesday, Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst didn't sound especially concerned about the immediate impact. Chicago suddenly has a big-boy offense, against which the Packers seemingly could use a talented last-line-of-defense performer in Clinton-Dix.

Moving forward, the reputation of Ty Montgomery will include what happened in the final two minutes of Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams.

An impending free agent, Clinton-Dix had previously indicated that he didn't believe he would return to the Packers next season. Green Bay will receive a fourth-round pick in the deal.

There's also another huge factor to consider.

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Washington will send Green Bay a fourth-round pick for Clinton-Dix, according to multiple reports. His contract expires after this season. Gutekunst will have a plan.

The free agency factor likely weighed heavily on the decision.

Tate was actually benched at Soldier Field two Decembers ago, the last time the Lions lost to the Bears, but he's a really good player who has contributed a ton to Detroit going 7-1 against Chicago since his signing. He has already been aggressive in reshaping the Packers roster since taking over for Ted Thompson in January. The Clinton-Dix trade presents a huge opportunity for Jones, whose logged just four defensive snaps all season, having playing a major role on special teams instead.

The Packers are gambling with the safety position for the rest of the 2018 season, but there was sound reasoning behind dealing Clinton-Dix now.

Wolf, a 6-foot-6, 252-pound rookie, was originally signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Tennessee on May 11 and was released on September 1.

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