Report: Davon House returning to Packers

AP

The Packers didn’t re-sign cornerback Davon House when he hit free agency after the 2014 season, but he’s reportedly found his way back to Green Bay.

Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that House has agreed to a one-year deal with the team that drafted him in the fourth round of the 2011 draft.

House left the Packers for a four-year deal with the Jaguars, but was released by Jacksonville after two years. House played in every game for the Jaguars over that period, but lost his starting job on defense early last season.

Cornerbacks Damarious Randall, Ladarius Gunter, Quinten Rollins and Demetri Goodson remain under contract for the Packers and House will join that group in a competition for playing time when the team’s offseason program gets underway.

31 responses to “Report: Davon House returning to Packers

  1. I’m good with this. House is big enough and strong enough to handle big, physical receivers. In his final year in GB, Julio Jones just torched Shields and Heyward but House managed to contain him when the coaches turned to him in desperation.

    House turned that “one good half” into a big payday and I don’t know if he can do it consistently but on a one year deal, for reasonable money, he’s at least worth another look.

  2. House will join that group in a competition for playing time…?

    Did you see the nfc championship. House should be #1 on the depth chart! great signing Ted! way to do NOTHING to improve your defense again!

  3. Comical.

    Sad thing is, he’s probably a starting corner for the Pack right now.

    .. which should tell you all you need to know about the Packers defense.

  4. You know, the thing is that DL, ILB and both safety positions are pretty darn good in GB. OLB is a work in progress and CB never recovered from Shields career ending injury.

    House is a good insurance policy of capable but not all pro play – in case the youngsters don’t recover from last year’s debacle.

  5. Frazier28/7 says:
    Mar 14, 2017 1:22 PM

    House will join that group in a competition for playing time…?

    Did you see the nfc championship. House should be #1 on the depth chart! great signing Ted! way to do NOTHING to improve your defense again!
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    Instead of trying to tell Ted Thompson what to do, maybe you should share your genius with Rick Spielmann. You couldn’t possibly be any worse than he is and maybe… just maybe… your Viquits could actually win a playoff game.

  6. The Packers need to get in that NE Butler circus.
    If they can get him to sign a multi-year contract, shipping a second or even their 1st round pick to NE would be a good move.
    TT would probably just use the pick on a 2 year hockey goalie or a lacrosse player any way.

  7. aarons444 says:
    Mar 14, 2017 1:23 PM
    Comical.

    Sad thing is, he’s probably a starting corner for the Pack right now.

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    Would be the defensive MVP for the Vikings. I mean that dude they drafted from MI State – is he even off the practice squad yet?

  8. Just for some history, the main reason he left Green Bay was that he wanted a starting job and he would have been the #3 CB in Green Bay going into 2015.

    I have a feeling he didn’t take his benching in Jacksonville well, especially when they brought in Prince Amukamara, and drafted a CB #5 overall, and then had Colvin come back from a suspension.

  9. Packers got a 4th rd compensatory pick when he left and now we get him back on the cheap. Not an all-pro but adds some depth to a position of need. Well done Ted.

  10. judsonjr says:
    Mar 14, 2017 2:02 PM

    Just for some history, the main reason he left Green Bay was that he wanted a starting job and he would have been the #3 CB in Green Bay going into 2015.

    I have a feeling he didn’t take his benching in Jacksonville well, especially when they brought in Prince Amukamara, and drafted a CB #5 overall, and then had Colvin come back from a suspension.
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    Iirc, there was a good bit of head scratching over his benching with the Jags. Speculation that he must have really torqued off a coach or something because he was playing decently enough?

    I could easily be mistaken about that. Jags fans, care to help out an old man’s memory here?

  11. He will come in behind Randall and Rollins with Ted drafting at the position. This is a great addition as he had 4.46 speed so we will not have to see Gunter trying to catch Jerry Seinfeld in a sprint and losing.
    He basically is a much stronger 3 for one season who already knows the D.
    Only way he would start is if he wows in training camp or someone goes down.
    1 year contract is great – he can show he’s worth it while we develop the youngin’s for another year.
    He did improve remarkably after two very shaky years to start his career. I thought for sure they would keep him if Tramon left, but he got signed first so they both left.
    Great insurance policy that Packers were without last year.

  12. @jackfactor2014

    You obviously don’t watch much of this team because Randall and Rollins are duds. Every game they actually played at Lambeau last year I was there watching their complete lack of toughness, ability to tackle and zero coverage skills. Unfortunately as it sits right now Gunter and House are the 2 best CB’s on this team and Gunter is only by default. Even the coaches admitted after the NFC championship game they had to take the extra coverage away from Gunter/Jones because Randall kept getting burnt by Sanu. As it sits today he’s a complete bust for a #1 pick. I guess its possible he rebounds like Adams did in year 3 but this kid so far is more bark than bite.

  13. total incompetence from ownership is why Capers is still employed. not to mention Thompson, but its green bay. as long as the suckers keep opening up their wallets the brainwashing will continue and nothing will change. which is great!

  14. Oh boy, Carl, you might want to find a RB before you make any travel plans, but love your optimism.

  15. Carl, if that March to Minneapolis goes as well as #HeadedtoHouston, #SauntertoSantaClara, #GoingtoGlendale, #EscapetoEastRutherford, #NavigatetoNewOrleans, and #InvadingIndianapolis, I’d get trip insurance this time.

  16. Frazier28/7 says:
    Mar 14, 2017 3:51 PM

    total incompetence from ownership is why Capers is still employed. not to mention Thompson, but its green bay. as long as the suckers keep opening up their wallets the brainwashing will continue and nothing will change. which is great!
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    For once, you are correct. Owning your beloved Viquits for another ten years, to match the previous ten years, will be completely awesome.

  17. Short of trading for Trumaine from Rams, its unlikely GB gets the big IMPACT CB to step in immediately, mostly because they are EXTREMELY hard to find.

    I don’t mind the House move, he went and got his money, was decent his last season in GB, is familiar with the schemes. They now have a 3rd DB to cover the slot,

    There is a just remember its March, there are ways to acquire CBs the draft and roster cuts in August. Will they get a lock down CB? NO, but TT has found player like Sam Shields and Tramon Williams which contributed to very successful seasons. and they were undrafted.

  18. Purple People Eaters says:
    Mar 14, 2017 4:44 PM
    Oh boy, Carl, you might want to find a RB before you make any travel plans, but love your optimism.

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    I am more worried about the D than the running game, we definitely need a RB but it is not as urgent as you might think. RB has got to be the easiest position to transition to in the NFL so I would be fine with TM and a rookie sharing the load, they will of course bring in some UDFA RB’s as well and maybe find something there. I could see them going after AP or another vet for the right price.

    The D is still a work in progress but the O will be great no matter who is running the ball as long as AR is healthy.

  19. Wow….did I just see a shot at Willie Beavers? Couldn’t tell, wrong school if so…. Yup, a 4th round pick not working out this far. How embarrasing…. I mean just ask:

    Carl Bradford
    Jonothan Franklin
    Jeron McMillan
    Jeremy Thompson
    Corey Rodgers
    Marviel Underwood

    Need I go on?

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