Cowboys release Ha Ha
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.