Clinton-Dix, 26, spent the last nine games a year with all the Washington Redskins after he was acquired in an exchange with all the Green Bay Packers. He turned into an immediate starter, replacing Montae Nicholson, and ended with 65 tackles and three pass breakups.
He fought occasionally with Washington, however, coaches enjoyed his communication skills and he’s big-play ability.
His arrangement with the Bears, initially reported by the NFL Network, comes following the staff lost starting safety Adrian Amos to the Green Bay Packers in free service.
He had three interceptions in seven starts with the Packers before the midseason trade to the Redskins.
Even the 2014 first-round pick (21st overall) once had a series of 2,033 sequential defensive plays on the field while with the Packers.
Bears safety Eddie Jackson and Clinton-Dix were teammates to get a season at Alabama.
ESPN’s John Keim contributed to the report.