The Green Bay Packers have reportedly re-signed cornerback Davon House to a one-year deal.
Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported the news on Twitter.
Re-signing House isn’t the answer. He will be there to provide depth and experience. He’ll be key in helping develop the young cornerbacks on the roster, along with Williams.
General manager Brian Gutekunst still has to make cornerback a top priority in the 2018 NFL Draft, which kicks off in two weeks time. What this re-signing does is ease the pressure slightly on any incoming rookies. While they will need to play well from Day 1, defensive coordinator Mike Pettine will have a couple of experienced corners to work with.
House disappointed in 2017, but maybe a change in scheme will help bring the best out of him.
This move shouldn’t change Gutekunst’s draft strategy. He will be hoping for a run on quarterbacks early in the draft, potentially causing a top defensive prospect like Minkah Fitzpatrick, Denzel Ward or Tremaine Edmunds to fall. If one of those guys is still on the board at No. 14, the Packers should be very happy.
Regardless of who they select at No. 14, adding a cornerback or two is still top of the to-do list for Gutekunst.
There is still a ton of work to be done, but the Packers’ offseason work so far has put the defense in a stronger position.
Finding another corner or two, upgrading the pass rush and adding another pass catcher remain priorities.
With 12 picks, the Packers are in good position to trade up. If they don’t, Gutekunst will be able to use mid-round selections on offensive line depth, adding more cornerbacks or taking risks on high upside players.
What are your thoughts on the decision to re-sign House?