Dixon, a seventh-round pick of the Cowboys in the 2014 NFL Draft, was added to the Vikings' practice squad after final cuts. He signs with a Bears team that has had its issues at safety, highlighted by Chris Conte getting piefaced by Buffalo's Fred Jackson in overtime of the Bears' 23-20 loss to the Bills at Soldier Field.
The Bears have signed Dixon to their 53-man roster, as they are required to do by NFL rules. Dixon will also get three regular game checks, regardless of whether or not he stays on the Bears' roster for three weeks.
No word at this point as to who the Vikings might bring in to fill that new vacancy on their practice squad. They've released cornerback Kendall James and offensive tackle Mike Remmers from the squad in recent weeks, and it's possible that one of them could be brought back.