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Packers Want Davon House Back

Davon House

The Green Bay Packers have told cornerback Davon House they want him to return in 2015.

The free-agent-to-be has expressed interest in returning to the Packers, but he’s also stated that he wants a starting job. We didn’t necessarily see the Packers guaranteeing a starting spot to a guy who’s never been a full-time starter, but stranger things have happened.

If the Packers do indeed re-sign House, that likely signals the end of the line for Tramon Williams in Green Bay. Williams, who was the Packers’ best corner in 2014, is also a free agent. While he has a much more impressive resume than House and his 14 career starts, Williams is 31 to House’s 25.

In addition to the age factor, House is the Packers’ biggest corner and he was their most successful defensive back against big receivers in 2014.

While Williams hasn’t really shown signs of slowing down, re-signing both guys seems like a luxury the Packers can’t afford. The total price tag could be above $10 million and the Packers already have $9.75 million annually invested in Sam Shields.

It’s projected that House could get $6-7 million on the open market in a weak crop of free agent cornerbacks.

It will be interesting to see which approach the Packers take with contract negotiations. If they allow House to hit the open market, some cornerback-starved team may swoop in and make an offer the Packers don’t want to match.

At the same time, paying someone who’s never been a full-time starter (and who’s injury-prone) $6 million a year doesn’t sound like the greatest idea either.

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15 Comments

  1. Adam February 20, 2015

    I’m at a loss on this guy.
    Do I think we need him? Yes.
    Do I think he’s solidified himself as a starter yet? No.

    1. the real russ letlow February 21, 2015

      agreed. 6-7 mil is too pricey. he gets that offer, Ted lets him walk. We’ve got a pretty good one in Casey Hayward, and Goodson may make the jump this year and play in the nickel or dime.

  2. Howard February 20, 2015

    Teams do need several quality corners in today’s NFL. 6-7 mil seams like a lot for someone that can not stay healthy. In addition doesn’t House play best when he comes in the game for injury or poor play? House may struggle when teams have a week to game plan him. I was thinking tops 3-4 mil. If another team wanted House for 6-7 mil that may get Ted a 4th round comp pick next year.

  3. Tucson Packer February 20, 2015

    Ill always remember the ’10 Tramon. Especially that game in Atlanta during the Playoffs. Good Golly.

    1. Relampagoblanco February 20, 2015

      The Packers returned an INT for a TD in 3 of the 4 games during that 2010 run. Those were the days…

      1. pf4l February 20, 2015

        Ah…Tramon..2010…So good, deserved to be paid as a shut down corner, i guess.

        That defense was pretty good, the def backs reaped the rewards of a strong def line. Plus Collins was a boss.

    2. Cheese February 20, 2015

      Classic. My second favorite play of those playoffs. First was Nick Collins cutting up the steelers. Too bad Burnett couldn’t do that and just sits on his ass in front of an open field.

      1. Phatgzus February 21, 2015

        Burnett is a solid player, he had a Pro-Bowl Calibre season in ’14. No he’s no Nick Collins, then again not many are. The dude was a game-changer, well on his way to the HoF. Be happy with what you got, it could be worse, just look back 2 years.

  4. Savage57 February 21, 2015

    Remember last season? When CB was a ‘position of depth’ for the Packers? Look where they are now.

    Williams – played for a contract, but hasn’t played to it.
    Shields – See Williams, Tramon.
    House – Never has so little counted for so much.
    Heyward – One fluke season does not a career make.
    Goodson – Who does he play for again.

    Typical GB defensive shit. Get the safety situation settled, only to have the CB unit go AWOL.

    1. Phatgzus February 21, 2015

      Well, that’s the bit overly pessimistic view on it.

      Williams-Overpaid, still a good starting CB.
      Shields-See Williams.
      House-Impressive at times, mugs guys, gets flags, also gets beat by faster/quicker, smaller WRs.
      HAyward-Bounced back nicely last year, until the last quarter vs. Seattle. Undersized, not elite speed or athleticism. Very Good slot CB.
      Hyde-See Hayward, though not quite as good.

      We had one of the best Pass D’s in the league, possibly first in passer rating vs., and that wasn’t just due to our front 7.

      Williams and Shields didn’t have gaudy pick totals because they didn’t get thrown at all that much (in man).

      1. pf4l February 21, 2015

        That….and they weren’t good enough.

        1. pf4l February 21, 2015

          Hard to pick off a pass when you cover a receiver, and don’t look back for the fucking ball…Just sayin.

          1. Phatgzus February 21, 2015

            They still had one of the best passer ratings against in the entire league. Obviously they did something right.

  5. Kato February 21, 2015

    Just out of curiosity, where did you see this 6-7 million per figure? I have seen that nowhere.

  6. Elz February 21, 2015

    I can’t believe ppl are really on here disrespecting the Packers DB’s… The Packers had 1 of the best secondaries last year.. They are not big guys but they are great cover guys..
    Shields- Proved he was a #1
    Williams- Plays every game & makes big plays
    Heyward- Picked up were he lefted off in his rookie season
    Hyde – is just a baller.. Does everything
    House – Shows flashes of great play, but justs needs to stay healthy.
    I would love to see House back and I think He & Shields would be a great combo, but I would also love to see Williams back(I mean as a Packer fan how could u not)..