It has only been two weeks, but safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix already is feeling right at home as a member of the Washington Redskins.
The Redskins haven’t hesitated to try to get the most out of him right away, giving him 50-plus snaps in his first game, against the Atlanta Falcons.
‘The guys on the back end communicate a lot, they make my job easy’
“I told them I wanted to come in and contribute any type of way and the guys did a great job — my teammates, my coaches — of getting me lined up, helping learn the playbook quicker and fast,” Clinton-Dix told Bruce Murray and Bruce Gradkowski on the SiriusXM Blitz. “The guys on the back end communicate a lot, they make my job easy, (as does) being in the playbook and spending some time with the group — and when I say group, I mean 36 (fellow safety D.J. Swearinger). He’s a hell of a player and a student of the game, so I spent some time with him and caught up on the playbook, and I’m just playing fast. I’m with a lot of talented players and a lot of guys with experience. I mean, it’s been fun these last two weeks.”
Clinton-Dix couldn’t have been happier when he learned the Green Bay Packers, who made him a first-round draft pick from Alabama in 2014, were shipping him to the Redskins on Oct. 30.
‘Any time a team wants to trade for you, it goes to show that your value isn’t going unnoticed’
“Man, I was so excited,” he said. “I got the call at 3:58, right before the four o’clock deadline trade. My former GM told me I was being traded to the Washington Redskins, and I was so excited being able to partner up with a guy like DJ Swag. It’s an opportunity of a lifetime, so glad to be here. … Any time a team wants to trade for you, it goes to show that your value isn’t going unnoticed.”
Hear more on SiriusXM NFL Radio (Ch. 88).
Music, Sports, News and more
All in one place on the SiriusXM app