Packers 2014 Roster Preview: Clinton-Dix Is the Big-Name Addition at Safety

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The Packers added three rookie bodies at the safety position this spring - a top pick and a pair of undrafted players.

To prepare for training camp, we will be breaking down every player on the Green Bay Packers' 90-man roster in more detail, looking at contract terms and 2013 statistics, before we make our prediction for which players will make the 53-man roster at the end of training camp.

The Packers added a trio of rookies to the battle at safety, including a player chosen with the team's first-round draft pick this spring. While he will look to make an impact immediately on defense, the other two will try to stand out on coverage teams as they try to make the active roster.

#21 Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

6'1", 208 pounds
How acquired: first-round draft pick (#21 overall), 2014

2014 Contract Details (signed through 2017 with team option for 2018)

Base salary: $420,000
Signing bonus: $4,384,364
Total compensation: $4,804,364
Salary cap number: $1,516,091

2013 Stats

Alabama Crimson Tide

51 total tackles (30 solo), 3.5 tackles for loss, 2 interceptions, 4 passes defended

A star for Nick Saban's defense at Alabama, Clinton-Dix started for two years and recorded a combined 7 interceptions and 13 pass deflections in that time. His five picks in 2012 led the SEC. Clinton-Dix will be expected to solidify the safety position next to Morgan Burnett quickly, and he has experience playing both a deep free safety position as well as supporting the run nearer to the line of scrimmage.

#25 Charles Clay

5'10", 204 pounds
How acquired: undrafted rookie free agent signing, 2014
No contract details released; likely signed for league minimum $420,000

2013 Stats

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors

69 total tackles (41 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, 1 forced fumble, 4 passes defended

A speedy safety who clocked in at around 4.42 seconds at a Regional Scouting Combine, Clay transferred from Southern Methodist University, where he played wide receiver. His speed will have to make up for his lack of size, but he'll look to follow Chris Banjo's path to the active roster by making a mark on special teams.

#40 Tanner Miller

6'1", 211 pounds
How acquired: undrafted rookie free agent signing, 2014

2014 Contract Details (signed through 2016)

Base salary: $420,000
Signing bonus: $2,000
Total compensation: $422,000
Salary cap number: $420,666

2013 Stats

Iowa Hawkeyes

70 total tackles (36 solo), 1.0 tackle for loss, 3 interceptions, 1 forced fumble, 1 pass defended

Miller's production was solid as a starter at Iowa, as he recorded at least one interception and at least one forced fumble in each of his three years in the starting lineup. In a way, he's the opposite of Clay. He uses his size and physicality rather than speed and athleticism, but his goal should be the same: make an impact on special teams.

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