Packers Sign 2014 First-Round Pick Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

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According to Yahoo! Sports reporter Rand Getlin, the Packers have agreed on a contract with 2014 first-round pick Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

Gone are the days of the protracted rookie contract stalemate.

According to Yahoo! Sports reporter Rand Getlin, the Packers and 2014 first-round selection Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix have agreed to a deal just in time for OTAs.

The dollar figures for rookie deals are controlled by the rookie salary pool, what the players selected earlier earn, and what the same pick the year before made. Clinton-Dix came off the board at 21, the same spot where Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert did in 2013. Eifert's deal is worth a max value of $8,256,001 over four years. Clinton-Dix's contract pays out roughly 1% more over the life of the deal, a modest increase by NFL standards.

Our Aron Yohannes reported from the Packers' open practice on Thursday that Clinton-Dix was taking second-team reps at safety, with Morgan Burnett and second-year pro Micah Hyde working with the first-team defense. That seems to be typical for the Packers in OTAs, however, as they have not installed a rookie with the starters immediately in the offseason in several years.

Jason Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as a contributor to TonySoftli.com and The Football Educator. His work has previously appeared on Hook’em Headlines, Beats Per Minute, and Lombardi Ave.
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