The Green Bay Packers have one veteran cornerback, Tramon Williams, back in the fold. They are interested in adding another in Davon House.
In his second stint with the Packers, House played 2017 on a one-year contract and is now an unrestricted free agent. However, Demovsky says the Packers still want to bring him back.
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) March 23, 2018
While Williams got a two-year, $10 million deal, House can likely be had for much less. He played for $2.8 million in 2017.
Like Williams, the question with House is what are the Packers getting?
House’s return to the Packers in 2017 didn’t go exactly as planned. It was marred by injury — he missed four games — and ineffective play. House had 44 tackles, just one interception and just six passes defended.
If the guy can stay healthy, which seems to be a big if for any cornerback who plays for the Packers, it’s possible House can still be effective. He’ll only be 29 this year.
What would the Packers be losing by signing him? As we said yesterday, get as many defensive backs as you can on the roster, throw them out on the field and make them compete. May the best men win.
Adding veterans to the mix now also helps when the draft rolls around next month. If the Packers are really going to subscribe to the best-available-player philosophy like they always say but we know to be total bullshit, then adding vets doesn’t force them to take a cornerback with their top pick.
Although Rob hates all of them, maybe you go for a receiver at No. 14. Maybe you take a pass rusher. If the Packers can add another veteran or two to the defensive backfield, then I say the first-round pick comes down to a value decision. You take the best player available that’s either a receiver, pass rusher, cornerback or even a lineman.