It appears the one unrestricted free agent the Green Bay Packers are interesting in bringing back is cornerback Davon House. The one and only, as far as we can tell.
The only free agents the Packers have signed from their own talent pool are the exclusive rights ones. They’ve let safety Morgan Burnett sign with Pittsburgh, linebacker Joe Thomas sign with Dallas and receiver Jeff Janis sign with Cleveland.
The one guy we’ve heard they have interest in bringing back is House. And that may happen this week. House and the Packers are scheduled to talk this week. Considering the market for House has been anything but hot, we’d expect a deal to get done with the Packers.
House’s return to Green Bay in 2017 didn’t go quite according to plan. It was an injury-riddled campaign where House played in just 12 games. He finished with 44 tackles and one interception.
If House can stay healthy, he can be a solid perimeter corner. During his first season in Jacksonville (2015), House had four interceptions and defended 23 passes. Health is a big if, though. Apparently, if you play cornerback for the Packers you’ll be cursed with some kind of injury. Maybe you’ll get in 12 games.
At any rate, the Packers aren’t really losing anything by giving House another shot. They are almost certain to get him on a low-cost, short-term deal. Then they throw him in with the 35 other cornerbacks they are bound to have by the time training camp opens and make him compete.
That, ultimately, is why I don’t understand why the Packers didn’t give Sam Shields another shot. Shields decided he wanted to come back after missing most of 2016 with his umpteenth concussion and sitting out all of 2017. He signed a deal with the Rams that had no signing bonus and no guaranteed money.
So the Packers brought back old-man Tramon Williams. They’ll probably bring back injury-prone Davon House. You’re giving guys shots in hopes competition improves the position. Why not a shot for a guy who was very recently your No. 1 cornerback?
The money is there, why not just get Breeland? Why waste a dime on a guy that cannot stay healthy?
I’ve been wondering about this guy lately too. I think there’s more going on with his injury than what’s being said. He was one of the top 3 CB’s to hit the market, but the injury was enough for the Panthers to nullify his deal. And not just that, he’s had zero visits elswhere since then.
I think the injury is worse than expected (or at least perceived that way) and word got out among GM’s. Now nobody wants to run a flyer on him, much less pay the going rate for what he was expected to command.
I thought that the goal of free agency was to upgrade your talent level not bring back all your old, injured players.
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Shields half life as a player is shorter than a Ted Thompson press conference.
The odds of another Shields head boo boo is the best sports bet one could make…..
Davon House, going back to last season, wasn’t expected to come in and be the savior, or a shut down corner. He was brought in for veteran depth and to help stop the bleeding from 2016, he was never your future. It’s NOT Davon House’s fault the Packers are in this position.
The Packers have enough holes to keep themselves busy, but……if the secondary wasn’t thee priority, i don’t know what was..maybe tight end, after fucking the pooch on that position for awhile. Like i’ve said before….when the Packers have a position of weakness, it takes years to address. It also gets tougher when you keep adding new needs each year.
Now…The Packers are looking to bring House back, i guess i don’t blame them because…..
When you got next to nothing, a lil something looks pretty good.
Jesus negative Nancy. House will help lead us to the promised land. Believe me. Brett Hundley told me so. He marched into Big Mike’s office and demanded to be more involved in game planning. That alone means championships. House just about guarantees that
House leaves the Packers and plays for the Jaguars at a higher level. He then leaves Jacksonville to come back to GB and what does he do? Gets injured and plays mediocre at best. Lol
Failing to see why the Pack have done next to nothing in wave two. Really hope this all makes sense come August because right now all that talk of aggression in free agency ended with Graham. Drafted cornerbacks aren’t going to save this team in January.