Packers To Sign CB Davon House

Cornerback Davon House has agreed to one-year deal with the Packers, according to a source who spoke with Tom Silverstein of the Journal Sentinel (on Twitter). The deal brings House back home to where his NFL career started. Davon House

The timing of the House agreement might not be coincidental. Minutes ago, the Packers lost running back Eddie Lacy to the Seahawks. A reunion with House may take some of the sting out of the Lacy defection for some Packers fans (other Packers fans, meanwhile, are rolling their eyes as they read this).

The 27-year-old (28 in July) shined in a reserve role while with the Packers. When he first joined Jacksonville, he ascended to a larger role and started in all 16 games. Then, in 2016, he was demoted to the bench as Jalen Ramsey and Prince Amukamara held down the top spots.

After finishing near the bottom in passing yards allowed last season, House could give the Packers secondary some badly-needed reinforcements.

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22 comments on “Packers To Sign CB Davon House

  1. gopackgo

    good sign

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  2. Velmert

    This guy couldn’t beat out Amukamara for a job. I know he made some big plays as a nickel back for us the first time but he got toasted many more times. If he’s a depth signing then it’s ok, if he’s being counted on for any more than that, terrible pickup.

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    • packfan87

      Agreed

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  3. GoPackGo12

    Wait Thompson spent money on a position of need..?

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    • packfan87

      Hahaha!!

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    • packfan87

      He spent money on a backup CB at best… he will probably be starting though… in a passing league, we have the worst secondary. That makes sense

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      • bdpecore

        My guess it’s for $2-3MM tops on a prove it deal. Could do a lot worse than adding a cheap veteran CB who has the size and speed to play on the outside.

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        • gopackgo

          he got 3.5mil for 1 year

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        • Gary Lurz

          3.5 mil

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  4. Gary Lurz

    For cripes sake get some freaking lbers before there gone,you just saved 13 million cap by letting Lang and lacy go

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  5. bdpecore

    A little more than I thought but still good value for a veteran CB who is better suited playing on the outside versus playing the slot like Jacksonville had him doing. He defends well against big receiver but stifles against the small speed guys.

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    • gopackgo

      with the money they saved they should go all in on LB Hightower.

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  6. Need another DB or a safety in free agency then the draft can fill the holes

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  7. Krahril45

    I hope this signing doesnt stop ted from drafting a CB.

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  8. Duck222

    TT has to go….. his strategy of draft an develop for another team is not working … maybe Im missing something … If you draft a player an develop him, shouldn’t a team protect the initial investment an training by resigning them instead of starting the process all over again… This keeps a team young but dosent seem to equal superbowls… just the playoffs …

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  9. I believe this is Ted’s last year we need another vet DB the rest the draft will cover lets see what happens

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    • Duck222

      Thats fine … until injuries happen and you have rookies an 2nd year guys that are not ready to play at key positions

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    • gopackgo

      what we need is a big fast middle linebacker luck Patriots LB Hightower.

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  10. GoPackGo12

    I do like what he did with House. Let him walk, received a 4th round comp pick (which was Martinez), then resigned him for half the cash and without losing a pick 2 years later

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    • bdpecore

      When you put it that way it sounds even better than just signing a veteran CB for depth and his leadership.

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      • gopackgo

        with no more free agents to resign the packers are sitting on around 25 million under the sallery cap after signing House and say you use 6 to 7 million for the 2017 draft class that leaves us with around 19 million in cap space to spend to bring a RB in or help the defense. But will Ted Thompson spend it.

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        • we need one more DB in free agency or a trade etc plenty of time the draft will take care of everything else

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