We heard it wasn’t going to happen, but it happened anyway. The Green Bay Packers have signed cornerback Davon House.
CB Davon House has agreed to one-year deal with the #Packers, according to a source.
The deal is for a modest $3.5 million.
I’d tell you there’s your replacement for Micah Hyde. That’s how a lot of fans will view it. However, in my mind, signing House actually improves the Packers’ secondary more so than bringing back Hyde would have.
Despite a wasted 2016 season, when House didn’t even play 300 snaps for the Jacksonville Jaguars, the guy was pretty damn good in coverage in 2015. House knocked down 23 passes that year and shut down some of the better receivers in the league.
Is this the No. 1 cornerback we’ve been clamoring for?
Not exactly, but House — unlike Hyde — is good on the outside. He has the build, strength and enough speed to play out there and be successful.
Hyde, as much as we liked him, wasn’t fast enough to play outside.
And as I always like to mention in these situations, because House was cut by the Jaguars, he won’t count against the Packers’ compensatory draft pick scenario. And believe you me, the Packers are going to cash in in that department in 2017.
This is a move you can be excited about.