Davon House signs with Packers, coming ‘back home’
After two years away, cornerback Davon House is returning to the Green Bay Packers.
House, who had been scheduled to visit Pittsburgh on Tuesday, is headed back to Green Bay, posting on his Twitter account that he’s headed “back home.”
Pittsburgh is a great organization! Loved it hear, but had a chance to go back home.
— Davon House (@DavonHouse) March 14, 2017
House reportedly is receiving a one-year contract with the Packers for around $3.5 million. House was cut by Jacksonville in a salary-cap move, just two years after signing a lucrative, multiyear contract with the Jaguars.
With Green Bay looking to bolster the secondary, House certainly is familiar with Packers defensive coordinator Dom Caper’s scheme.
In four seasons with the Packers, House had 98 tackles and two interceptions. He started all 16 games for Jacksonville in 2015, recoding 60 tackles and for interceptions, but found himself in a limited role in 2016, playing in all 16 games but with just four starts, 17 tackles and no picks.
House was a fourth-round pick of the Packers in 2011 but left via free agency in 2015, signing a four-year contract worth $24.5 million ($10 million guaranteed) with the Jaguars as he looked to become more than a nickel back, which was his primary role in Green Bay for four seasons. With Casey Hayward and Sam Shields at cornerback, House wasn’t going to start with the Packers.
But now Shields is gone, cut after suffering another concussion, and Hayward is with the Chargers. Young cornerbacks Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins have both been up-and-down and have struggled to stay healthy as well.
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