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CB Davon House to Reportedly Sign with Jacksonville Jaguars

Cornerback Davon House—Chris Humphreys, USA TODAY Sports.

Cornerback Davon House—Chris Humphreys, USA TODAY Sports.

With the opening of free agency mere hours away, Green Bay Packers cornerback Davon House appears poised to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars in a report first filed by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network:

Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel provided one more important detail in terms of the guaranteed amount of money House will receive:

Jacksonville's secondary coach is DeWayne Walker, who was the head coach at New Mexico State when House attended college.

At roughly $6.25 per year, losing House should be able to net the Packers a fourth round compensatory draft pick next season assuming they don't sign any unrestricted free agents from other teams.

Exactly how much the Packers were willing to offer House is unknown, but they obviously weren't willing to match what the Jaguars were offering.

For the time being fellow free agent Tramon Williams remains in the ether with the Philadelphia Eagles reportedly interested. After the Seattle Seahawks signed cornerback Cary Williams, they may no longer be interested in Williams.

With the departure of House, depth at the cornerback position in Green Bay has taken a hit. Those under contract in Green Bay in 2015 are Sam Shields, Casey Hayward, Micah Hyde, Demetri Goodson and Tay Glover-Wright.

The Packers may not necessarily need an immediate starter at the position, but it makes sense that they're not going to pass up a cornerback they think can help when the NFL Draft rolls around.

The Jaguars are a team flush with salary-cap space, and the deal with House is their second big signing in as many days after reportedly agreeing to a multi-year deal with tight end Julius Thomas paying him $9 million per season.

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FITZCORE1252's picture

I know he's worth whatever somebody is willing to pay, but... he's not worth it.

Evan's picture

Perfectly stated.

DrealynWilliams's picture

I agree. Hyde kind of slowed HHCD's growth. We all know he's the future Safety.

Irish_Cheesehead's picture

Need to sign Williams now with House gone. At least the reports are that Bulaga is staying in GB.

KenEllis's picture

Can't keep everyone and House was worth more to Jax than he was to GB.

Good for Davon getting paid.

Should net the Packers a decent compensatory pick (4th?) in 2016, so sort of a win-win scenario.

DrealynWilliams's picture

Yep. Was he a 3rd or 4th round pick?

HankScorpio's picture

I don't think it will end up being a 4th round comp pick for House. Comp pick are basically awarded in the same order as the contract values for eligible players. Lots of money is flying around and House is not ranking very high on the money list. Some of the guys above him will be considered ineligible as the team losing the player will sign a different one to cancel out the loss. Guys that are cut (like Revis) don't count. But there will be plenty of guys above him on the money list that remain eligible.

I think the Packers will ultimately get a 5th for House in 2015.

Ibleedgreenmore's picture

I thought we would keep him but not at that money, TT knows how to draft and develop.

Point Packer's picture

Good luck with the NFL dumpster that is Jacksonville, Devon.. Happy GB didn't commit to the deal Jacksonville just inked with Mr. House.

For the first time in awhile, I think there's a chance we may get something done with Tramon.

White92's picture

I would think Williams is a big priority now?

I'd also like a flyer on Revis while Rodgers is in his prime.

I'm sure it won't happen, and thats why I'm not GM. :)

balding_pastor's picture

Micah Hyde doesn't have the speed to play full time outside and the rest of the depth is pretty questionable. I know they liked Goodson but I just keep flashing back to the exhibition games when he was burned repeatedly. Hayward is valuable vs slot receivers but it's hard to imagine Capers being ecstatic about starting 2 smallish corners.

MarkinMadison's picture

I can see letting House go for that kind of money because he was just plain injured too often to throw that many eggs in his basket. OTOH, he brought a physicality that the others can't bring right now. Williams used to have the speed and physicality to do it, but I don't know that he is the guy you want on Calvin Johnson or Julio Jones anymore.

Assuming Bulaga is back in the fold, there is no reason not to go D-heavy in this draft. You've got basically everyone who matters on offense locked up for two years. Maybe a tight end, but that's about it. If Trae is within reach, I think maybe you jump up and grab him to replace House. The 1st round ILBs all seem to be questionable, so TE and CB I think are on the table in the first.

Packer_Pete's picture

$6.25 million/year with $10 million guaranteed? Kind of steep for someone who started 14 games in 4 years. I know he was the biggest and most physical Packers CB, but this price is way to high. I am not sure Williams is a priority. Maybe sign one of the other FA CBs and draft one on 1st or 2nd day...
I'd rather see Ted improve DL and LB and then it will be easier for DBs to begin with.

Nick Perry's picture

That's a lot of money to pay a guy who's been injured as much as House has. $6.25 a year?? That's just foolish spending by a franchise that stays at the bottom and that's why. Bet he's cut in 2 years to save cap $$$

Thegreatreynoldo's picture

Well said, Nick. House flashed, and even played solid whole games, so it is possible that he develops. But I agree with your analysis. The $6.25/yr is bad, but the $10 million guarantee is just terrible. Guaranteed money is king in the NFL.

Nick Perry's picture

Is Hayward big and fast enough to play outside?

HankScorpio's picture

Hayward is as big and fast as plenty of CBs that Pittsburgh has started on some great defenses over the years.

Packer_Pete's picture

bigger than shields. but probably not fast enough, and he is quicker than fast. ideal covering slot WR but probably cannot play on the outside as well.

Packer_Pete's picture

bigger than shields. but probably not fast enough, and he is quicker than fast. ideal covering slot WR but probably cannot play on the outside as well

4thand1's picture

Ted will sign one or 2 FA's next week when the fireworks die down and teams stop over spending. A lotta football left.

TommyG's picture

Wow! I thought that House's paycheck must've been a misprint, and that I would see the real numbers when I read the article. Whoa, I can't believe that kind of money was thrown at him! I want his agent!

White92's picture

Too bad. I like House. Reminds me of when the Packers got Al Harris. A rising backup. Probably a good thing to not overpay.

jeremyjjbrown's picture

Sometimes the best deals are the ones you don't make.

The TKstinator's picture

Lotta cash for a guy with his resume. But I wish him well. The NFL is a business.

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