The Packers usually do a great job of drafting well, and re-signing their own draft picks when they hit free agency. But Davon House is an exception.
House, a free agent cornerback who has spent his entire four-year career with the Packers, will sign today with the Jaguars. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, House will get $6.25 million a year.
The Packers chose House with a fourth-round pick in 2011, and he has developed into a good player on both defense and special teams. House was not a starter for the Packers and played in only 37 percent of the team’s defensive snaps despite being healthy for all 16 games, so he’s not necessarily a huge loss for Green Bay. But the Packers do take a hit to their secondary depth with House’s departure.
In Jacksonville, coach Gus Bradley hopes that House can add some stability to a young and inexperienced secondary. He’s being paid like a starter now, and he’ll have to be a starter.