Davon House had a rough start to training camp and you can probably bet he’s going to be staying away from salmon for some time.
The third-year Green Bay Packers cornerback lost around 10 pounds this past week after suffering through a bout with food poisoning after eating tainted fish just prior to the start of camp last week.
After regaining some strength the past few days, House was back on the field the past two days, helping to strengthen the depth of the team’s defensive backfield.
He and Casey Hayward, as well as Tramon Williams, have been sitting out at the start of camp – Hayward is still sitting, but is expected back on the field within a week or so. Williams, who is suffering from a knee injury is expected back sometime soon and the injury isn’t as serious as originally thought.
Needless to say, sitting doesn’t help these three players who were expected to be fighting for a starting job.
House wasted little time the past couple of days of making up for lost time and letting his presence be known. Today, especially, his number was called at least a couple of times when he contested and broke up pass plays.
Here’s what Mike McCarthy said about House during his post-practice press conference:
“House looks good. He’s in excellent shape. He’s rusty. He’s coming on. Plays with whole new attitude and temperament.”
And with the rest of the defense stepping up and showing a new-found aggressiveness and perceived relentlessness, House’s play today fits right in with that mindset.
With an already deep cornerback position featuring the likes of House, Tramon Williams, Sam Shields, Jarrett Bush and Hayward (when he gets back), the Packers should be well positioned to battle some of the better wide receivers in the NFC North – the likes of Calvin Johnson and Brandon Marshall, while not forgetting even Minnesota’s Greg Jennings.
It’s great to see House contributing.
Now all we have to do is keeping him away from the seafood section.