Jags demote CB Davon House after struggles against DeAndre Hopkins
Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Davon House lost his starting spot, at least for this week, after his difficulty slowing down wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins in last Sunday’s loss to the Houston Texans.
Per the Florida Times-Union, Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley informed House on Wednesday he wouldn’t be starting this week’s game against the Buffalo Bills and would instead play nickel back. Dwayne Gratz will get the start Sunday in London.
Hopkins caught two fourth-quarter touchdowns passes while defended by House in Houston’s 31-20 win, as part of a 10-catch, 148-yard day. Hopkins was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance.
“In the secondary, if a guy gets behind you, there’s no excuse,’’ Bradley told reporters on Monday. “If you lose your eyes, there’s no excuse. You have to be able to do those things, that’s part of being in the league. It’s playing that complete game.’’
House, who signed with the Jaguars as a free agent in March, said the demotion was a "big-time disappointment," but that he would work to win the job back.