Green Bay Packers 2018 roster review: Davon House

Green Bay Packers, Davon House (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Davon House (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

Reviewing Davon House’s return to the Green Bay Packers in 2017 and previewing what is to come for the (soon to be) free agent.

It was a pleasant surprise when the Green Bay Packers signed Davon House last offseason. He was a valuable starter during his time in Packers News until he left for Jacksonville after the 2014 season.

Along with Tramon Williams, Sam Shields and Casey Hayward, the Packers had a pretty good secondary before House left. Since then, however, cornerback has been a huge need. Getting younger and letting all of the veteran corners go has caused the team to suffer greatly.

When House signed a one-year, $2.8 million contract to come back to Green Bay, the organization hoped he would bring back what he produced from 2011 through 2014. The Packers also hoped his leadership would rub off on the young players in the locker room, most notably on a trio of young corners: Damarious Randall, Quinten Rollins and Kevin King.

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Season in review

House really flew under the radar in 2017. He only recorded one interception on the season. Also, House only defended six passes, down from his amazing 2015 season. That was in Jacksonville where he recorded a Jaguars team record 23 pass defenses.

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He made plays in other areas in 2017, however. House was able to set a personal record for tackles in a season, with 37.

House wasn’t highly ranked on Pro Football Focus either, as he was ranked as the 98th best cornerback in the NFL.

Looking ahead to 2018

Unfortunately, like a lot of other players for the Packers, House had to deal with injuries. He would miss four games throughout the year. He was on the injury report for a good chunk of the season.

Because of those injuries, the Packers may decide to not pursue House in free agency. Remember, he only signed a one-year deal.

It may be a one-and-done for his second stint in Green Bay, unfortunately. I believe House is still able to perform at a high level like he did in Jacksonville.

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House was very excited when he got the call from the Green Bay Packers in March 2017. He has nothing but praise for the whole organization. He wants to be here which is great. At just 28 years old, he has a lot left in the tank as well.