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.
I think it’s amusing that Demovsky’s (the insider) source is now Jame Jones twitter account. Demovsky gets paid for this? Just like in 2015, Jones leads and doesn’t get jack shit. Maybe Cobb and Demovsky can pool their money together and at least buy Jones a nice 3 day weekend in Door County.
I’ll be shocked, SHOCKED, if the Packers do anything other than take a DB or LB #1 overall. They certainly have other needs but none of them come close to those two positions.
CB is a greater need than Safety obviously but you never know. Ha-Ha is far from beloved, eminently (imminently?) replaceable, and Josh Jones may be more of a Deone Buchanon type for ILB. You could easily justify a Safety pick. Fitzpatrick won’t be there but Derwin James may be. He’d be a steal outside the Top 10.
At linebacker inside or outside could be in play. Clay-mation Matthews may be better on the inside anyway. Maybe make Davenport into an OLB or take Tremaine Edmunds, who again would be a steal outside the Top 10. But this draft is strangely powerful at ILB — Rashaan Evans, Vander Esch, Roquon Smith….
I hate to say it but it would be pretty hard for the Packer leadership to miss on this year’s #1 pick at that spot.
In case you’re curious (I know you are!), here is who I like for the Vikings at pick #30 (at this point, early in the process):
OT Kolton Miller – Nate Solder clone. Soldr was taken #17 overall so getting Miller at #30 would be quite a steal.
OT Connor Williams – a pure LT. Strong vs. run or pass and mobile, well-suited ot the Vikings blocking scheme. Now, I personally believe there is less chance of him being there at #30 than a snowball lasting 10 days in Hell but, for some reason, many draft guessers think he’ll still be there. I’d love to be wrong!
OG Will Hernandez – a really unique physical make-up: low center of gravity yet very heavy yet quite fast. And quite strong! I can’t even find anyone to compare him with he is so unique. 6’2″, 328, 5.15 40? Incredible.
OL Isaiah Wynn – quick and smart and versatile and bigger than we thought.
DT Taven Bryan / Maurice Hurst- We got Richardson but only for one year. Groom Bryan or Hurst. Even if we resign Richardson next year we still could use pass rushing DTs.
CBs — I would be fully supportive of taking a CB #1 overall. Yes, we have Rhodes and Waynes and former #2 pick Alexander. But you can never have enough CBs and Waynes we may only have another two years. The Broncos took Roby #1 even though they had Talib and Harris and they became a top defense because it shut down the slot receiver. The third CB is a starter nowadays really. So far I like Isaiah Oliver and Jaire Alexander but it is till early.
There are a lot of good players who will be available though. James Daniels. Billy Price. Ronnie Harrison. Carlson Davis, quite a few excellent TEs (Andrews, Gesicki, Goedert)…. (I like Rudolph the Red-Nosed TE but I like the 2 TE offense)
Draft season! What a great time of year!
hey why won’t you ever see a Minnesota Viking eating cereal ? because every time they get close to the bowl they CRAP their pants.
I got to In Case… and stopped reading. Go away dipshit nobody cares or reads.
The first indicator someone has read my post is when they claim to have not read it. Only someone who’d read it — and now knew some unwelcome truth they’d rather keep themselves deceived about — would feel it was so important to claim they had not read it.
Then, of course, when they fail to come up with any counter-arguments or any insight at all, that is an indicator of the weakness of their opposition position. Insults, of course, are also a good indicator of weakness in a number of categories — intellect, morals, social skills, their position, etc.
Look, guys, you can read my posts or not. Totally up to you. No one is forcing anything here. Don’t be playing the victim card. Despite your behavior I do assume you are grown-ups so you can make a choice to not read a post if you want. Go for it.
Live long and prosper!
Newsflash: Packers fans don’t give a shit what the Vikings do. No matter the steps the Vikings take, the result is always just another exercise in futility for a team with a rich history of nothing but.
“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.”
Not just the first round – every pick should be the best player available. Poor drafting for a number of years turned the team into a one guy squad. Take away “The One” (appologies to “The Matrix”) and we saw the results, TWICE.
Alex, I’ll take Losers for $1000.
This NFL team has the most playoff losses all time.
Who are the Minnesota Vikings?
I’ll take NFL Losers for $1,000 Alex.
This team has lost a NFL record 6 straight NFC Championship games in a row.
Who are the Minnesota Vikings?
I’ll take NFL Losers for $1,000 Alex
This team last won an NFCCG in the same year the Plymouth Volare won Car of the Year.
Who are the Minnesota Vikings?
03/24/2018 at 12:42 pm
These jokes I enjoy.