Cow­boys re­lease Ha Ha

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The Cow­boys on Thurs­day re­leased for­mer Bears safety Ha Ha Clin­ton-Dix af­ter sign­ing him as a free agent in March.

The Cow­boys signed Clin­ton-Dix to a oneyear, $3.75 mil­lion con­tract that in­cluded a $1.25 mil­lion sign­ing bonus. They also guar­an­teed $1 mil­lion of his $2.25 mil­lion base salary, but the move frees $1.5 mil­lion in salarycap room.

Clin­ton-Dix opened camp with the first­team de­fense but quickly was sup­planted by Dar­ian Thomp­son. He spent four-plus sea­sons play­ing for Cow­boys coach Mike McCarthy with the Pack­ers be­fore be­ing traded to Wash­ing­ton in 2018. He played with the Bears last sea­son.

Re­ports: New­ton to start for Pa­tri­ots

Mul­ti­ple outlets, in­clud­ing the Bos­ton Globe, re­ported Cam New­ton will be the Pa­tri­ots’ new start­ing quar­ter­back. The team opens the sea­son at home Sept. 13 against the Dol­phins.

New­ton re­port­edly was an­nounced as the starter dur­ing a team meet­ing, but the Pa­tri­ots

didn’t say any­thing about it pub­licly. The move was ex­pected af­ter New­ton out­per­formed sec­ond-year man Jar­rett Stid­ham and vet­eran Brian Hoyer dur­ing train­ing camp.

New­ton, who signed with the Pa­tri­ots in July af­ter be­ing re­leased by the Pan­thers, re­places Tom Brady, who signed with the Buc­ca­neers in free agency.

Sea­hawks sign sus­pended WR Gor­don

The Sea­hawks signed re­ceiver Josh Gor­don to a one-year con­tract, even though he still is await­ing re­in­state­ment from the NFL af­ter his lat­est sus­pen­sion. His sign­ing was con­firmed on Twit­ter by agent David Canter.

The NFL sus­pended Gor­don in­def­i­nitely in De­cem­ber for vi­o­lat­ing its drug pol­icy by test­ing pos­i­tive for per­for­mance-en­hancers and sub­stances of abuse. He ap­plied for re­in­state­ment in June and is await­ing word from the league.

Gor­don, 29, has been sus­pended eight times by his team or the NFL, in­clud­ing six times since 2013, mostly for drug vi­o­la­tions.

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