The Green Bay Packers’ big, splashy free agent move? It looks like it might be bringing back cornerback Davon House.
House was officially released by the Jacksonville Jaguars after two seasons with the team, on Monday. The Packers have reached out to him and there is mutual interest in a reunion, according to Rob Demovsky.
Would House solve the Packers’ secondary problems? That’s doubtful.
We’ve detailed how he was demoted in Jacksonville last season, playing just over 200 snaps on the year.
This is a total Ted Thompson move, though. Since House was released and isn’t technically considered a free agent, he won’t count against the compensatory draft pick formula. He’s also not going to be expensive. So while we’d love to see Ted go out and get A.J. Bouye and solve this No. 1 cornerback situation for the foreseeable future, we also consider that a long shot.
House isn’t a No. 1, but despite his lackluster 2016 season, he was solid in 2015 for the Jaguars. He played in all 16 games, recorded 60 tackles, four interceptions and knocked down 23 passes. And besides, he couldn’t be worse than Damarious Randall, could he?
This is/was a no brainer to bring back House, and NO, he can’t be as bad as Randall. Randall should have to fight for a spot on this team after last season. Terrible, awful, pathetic are all words used to describe Randalls play last season. At least we know House can play well against Julio Jones. Well at least a few years ago he did.
Fully on board with this move. I am not sure what this love with Bouye is, and I haven’t really watched a lot of him, but holy shit, buyer beware. Having your best season in a contract year is a great way to get overpaid.
House’s agent told Ted, we’ll call you back…maybe.
Basically telling Ted were gonna find out first what the market is.
I know this sounds fucked up, but i kind of want House to sign a better off and tell Big Ted to go kick rocks.
House will not be the answer as a #1, but could help as a 2. I would prefer Gilmore as a #1 and I would not care if it came at an average of 12 to 13 mil. A year. Shit Shields was averaging 10 mil a year and the cap has raised approximately 25% since that contract was signed.
If the team gets a deal done with House, Jacksonville just keeps giving to the Packers. House was a 4th round comp pick for Kampman who signed with Jacksonville. Jacksonville then signs House and the Packers get a 4th round comp pick. Now the team may also get House back.
I don’t think anyone looks at House as a #1, although his 2015 could almost support that. Truth be told, we no longer have a #1 corner if we’re going to be honest with ourselves. Not sure what happened to House in 16. But even though he’s not someone who is going to fix the secondary, he has the size and speed to at least help stop the bleeding.
Ted might think House would work as a #1.
Who knows Howard, he may very well be #1….on our team. If we even bring him back.
Speculation is fools gold of free agency and the draft.
Guion has gone and fucked up again. When will he be gone?
I believe he is substantially better than Rollins or Randall at this point.
House is mediocre at best. Any cap space devoted to a retread like House is a total waste. While House may be better than the crap they have, that really could be anybody at this point. House isn’t good enough to make a difference. He sucked last year
I know House may not be a #1 CB, but he was not a turnstile like most of the Packers CB’s last year.
I addition. I thought it was a bad ideal to let him walk for the money he was asking for in the 1st place. If you consider the money got around $6 million a year, and was willing to take a little less to stay with the Packers.
Exactly… Even Leroy Butler said today, that Ted should have kept him.
Such a Ted move indeed. Talk about retaining your own guys..
It would be a good move depending on the money, of course, but the headline of this article including the word “Probably” got way ahead of itself. Woah, Nelly, slow down! Was der an onion in yer hay?