The primary goal for the Las Vegas Raiders during this NFL offseason is upgrading as many aspects of the team’s defense as possible. Veteran safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix could be part of the Raiders’ plans once NFL free agency gets underway.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Clinton-Dix visited with the Raiders on Friday.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2021
After spending the first few years of his career with the Green Bay Packers following being drafted with the 21st pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Clinton-Dix has bounced around the league a bit. He’s played for the Chicago Bears, Washington Redskins and was released by the Dallas Cowboys one week before the start of the 2020 campaign.
Clinton-Dix didn’t play a single down in the NFL last year and intends on continuing his football journey in 2021. His best season was in 2016 when he was named a Pro Bowler while with the Packers.
In 96 games during his NFL career thus far, Clinton-Dix recorded 417 solo tackles, 5.5 sacks and 16 interceptions to go along with 212 yards and a touchdown.
Although the Raiders brass will definitely be doing its due diligence during NFL free agency, Las Vegas might get a steal with a hungry Clinton-Dix. The 28-year-old will be looking to prove his worth after missing the 2020 season and could come at a discount.
It’ll be interesting to see how many players will be playing the Raiders a visit before agreeing to a deal. Clinton-Dix joins A.J. Bouye as notable names on the defensive side of the football to visit the team thus far.