Cory's Corner: Davon House Must Come Back

Davon House will be talking to the Packers this week. The conversation shouldn’t last very long.

It was only a matter of time. 

When the Packers signed 35-year-old cornerback Tramon Williams to his second stint as a Packer, it would only make sense to hedge their bets with more depth.

Davon House will be talking to the Packers this week. The conversation shouldn’t last very long. He needs to get a contract, not because he’s one of the best at his position but because he offers what the Packers don’t have: depth.

The Packers have backed themselves into a corner when it comes to the corner position — the same position that was torched and exposed over and over last year.

The X-factor in the entire equation is second-year pro Kevin King. He showed flashes before he was lost for the year with a shoulder injury.

House played the fifth-most defensive coverage snaps last year — two more than Morgan Burnett. With Josh Jones the probable starter at safety and with the Packers likely drafting at least one corner in the upcoming draft, more veteran help is needed in the back end of the defense.

And of course, it cannot be stressed enough that House, who turns 29 this July, will come at a bargain. Those are whimsical words for general manager Brian Gutekunst, who is still trying to give an extension to a certain starting quarterback.

House works for this team because he is a veteran that can offer some leadership. Like Willliams, he’s not a long-term answer, but the Packers aren’t looking for long-term answers at corner right now.

And that’s perfectly fine, as long as those veteran corners are complemented with edge rushers that can get to the quarterback.

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Cory Jennerjohn is a graduate from UW-Oshkosh and has been in sports media for over 15 years. He was a co-host on "Clubhouse Live" and has also done various radio and TV work as well. He has written for newspapers, magazines and websites. He currently is a columnist for CHTV and also does various podcasts. He recently earned his Masters degree from the University of Iowa. He can be found on Twitter: @Coryjennerjohn

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The TKstinator's picture

April 03, 2018 at 06:22 am

I posted a transcript of the conversation between BG and Davon in another thread yesterday.
But don’t ask me to reveal my sources.

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Coldworld's picture

April 03, 2018 at 06:24 am

If we play press coverage for the most part, resigning House at a decent price seems like a very sensible move. If we are going to feature zone prominently then perhaps better looking elsewhere.

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Savage57's picture

April 03, 2018 at 02:31 pm

Where I struggle with House in press, is when he gets shed on a move, it's game over. He has no make up speed.

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NickPerry's picture

April 03, 2018 at 06:26 am

I agree with Cory here. Right now the Packers need bodies at the CB position. Personally I wasn't very impressed with any of the UDFA who were forced into play last season because of all the injuries. But no matter what the Packers are going to be VERY young in the secondary and need more veteran depth.

Signing House to a veterans minimum contract or something around that with little guaranteed would be a perfect if House would go for it. That would still allow the Packers to still be in play for Breeland or DRC possibly. I just think it would be a smart "Football Move" without much financial risk.

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TheVOR's picture

April 03, 2018 at 09:11 am

We probably need more than bodies, we need decent veterans football players. House is a decent veteran football player, and he won't be returning on a Vets minimum deal, it's going to need to be somewhere in the neighborhood of the Tramon deal, not as much, but certainly won't be veterans minimum either.

The thing about House is, unlike most players in Teds Glass Menagerie, this dude plays highly effective, even when he's dinged up a bit. All players by the end of the season are playing with something, but very few are playing with a fractured back. This dude is durable, and reliable. I thought he had a better season last year than most give him credit for.

I've been crying for them to sign the man for over a month. Heres the deal, GB is playing its cards right on this, let him go out, establish his market value, establish where people want him to play, define his role. Then give GB a shot at deciding how he fits, and what we can afford. This team is completely different right now at the GM position. For the first time in years we're functioning like a real football team in the front office. I'd bet they get it done this week, at least I hope so, but he's not going to be a Vets deal.

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dobber's picture

April 03, 2018 at 09:43 am

" he won't be returning on a Vets minimum deal, it's going to need to be somewhere in the neighborhood of the Tramon deal, not as much, but certainly won't be veterans minimum either."

I agree: he won't get minimum, but after bringing him in last year for 1yr/$2.8M and the season he just had, if he gets anything close to what TWill just got someone in the front office needs to be fired.

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NickPerry's picture

April 04, 2018 at 04:35 am

LOL....I'm not even sure what the Veterans Minimum is but I was thinking it's around $1.1 million give or take a few dollars. Williams is making $3.6 this year and almost certainly won't be back next year with what he'll be on the books for in 2019.

After checking what the minimum would actually be ( about $720,000 if what I was looking at is still current) I guess I REALLY low-balled House. But something closer to $1.5 million a year might be reasonable with some performance incentives.

If he signed for anything near what Williams did then I'm certain Russ Ball is sabotaging Brian Gutekunst! : )

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

April 04, 2018 at 10:01 am

$915K for House (7-year vet min). I can see $2M for House.

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Packer_Fan's picture

April 03, 2018 at 11:15 am

I agree we need bodies. And before the draft. I just don't think House is the answer right now. House could be an add if a injury happened. We need someone like Breeland or DRC before House.

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NickPerry's picture

April 03, 2018 at 06:38 am

I just read another piece on a different sit which really hit home IMO. People who post regularly here know I'm no fan of Ted Thompson and feel he was the biggest reason why the Packers went to one SB with Favre and Rodgers as his only QB's. I mean talk about a deck stacked in a GM's favor and he still screwed it up.

But the piece I just read magnifies just what a buffoon Thompson was, especially over his last 3 or 4 years. Here's the link..Decide for yourself.

https://packerswire.usatoday.com/2018/04/02/packers-made-compounding-mis...

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Fire_Gute's picture

April 03, 2018 at 07:25 am

I read that same article and feel the same way. If TT doesn't go into the draft planning on replacing Heyward, at least one of Randall or Rollins isn't drafted.

As much as I think Pettine will help and this D will be better, I think we're all going to realize it was the perfect storm of TT, Capers MM making this D so inept. I'll never stick up for Capers. But the Packers have 2 of the top 9 highest paid OLBs at a total of around 25 million. And no pass rush. 5 of our last 8 1st and 2nd round picks on secondary and easily have the worst in the league right now. Sorry I doubt that Kevin King will be TTs first often injured high pick to turn it around in the NFL. I get that other GMs missed picks, but most of those GMs also used free agency and other ways to improve their roster. Either that, or their teams turned into the Browns and Jets.

Who knows who was making the stupid personnel decisions. Draft a safety, play him at corner. Draft a basketball player the same year, play him at corner. Draft a safety, play him everywhere. Play Matthews mostly inside and he plays every game and makes AllPro, move him outside again. That wasn't all Capers. Just like a car, there can be more than one major problem at once. Changing one part won't always fix it. I expect the defense to get better and maybe even cover the middle of the field occasionally. And I'd like to see a player or 2 emerge, Biegel or Fackrell or someone. With all the picks spent at least one or 2 should. But I think it will take another year to really get anywhere with this D. Packers look to have like 60 or 80 million next year real easy in cap room

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Razer's picture

April 03, 2018 at 07:49 am

The article is spot on about Randall and shows how a bad decision has contributed to this horrible secondary. I hope that the Gutekunst/Pettine changes stop this misguided philosophy of remapping players to fit systems.

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John Kirk's picture

April 03, 2018 at 07:51 am

I've been harping on the Heyward domino effect for years. Hoping King isn't yet the latest to fall/fail. It's been a torrent of awful for the last few seasons. House fits nicely with the rut we've been stuck in.

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dobber's picture

April 03, 2018 at 08:05 am

No offense to Zach Kruse, who usually writes good stuff, but that's a synopsis piece with no new information in it.

Every team to some varying degree is about draft-and-develop: it's the easiest way to a healthy salary cap. The more talented young players you have on rookie deals, the better off you are. The more you have to fortify your roster with signings and trades, the less capital you have to retain your better players. The take-home message is that in the NFL, bad drafting is the surest way to run down your roster. This has always been true.

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Coldworld's picture

April 03, 2018 at 08:24 am

Wasn’t Hayward supposed to be the first decision devolved to Russ Ball, followed by Hyde, Peppers etc?

While Ball was presumably not responsible for draft choices, this seems like a damning indictment of TT, Ball’s acumen in the personnel realm and Murphy, under whose watch it occurred.

What a cluster of misaligned personnel selection and retention decisions.

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WKUPackFan's picture

April 03, 2018 at 09:03 am

Agree with dobber, Zach Kruse is a very good writer. The linked article is very well written. The article, however, does not provide any new information, nor does it provide an opinion that has not already been stated hundreds of times.

The article is not further proof of anything. It is a reaffirmation of a good opinion (that Hayward should have been retained).

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Since'61's picture

April 03, 2018 at 08:46 am

Nick - the entire Hyde, Hayward, Randall, secondary debacle is a case study on how to mess up a defense and some good football players. Throw in Capers and a plethora of injuries and it's a cluster f**k.

As for TT he could f**k up a wet dream. Thanks, Since '61

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Packer_Fan's picture

April 03, 2018 at 11:25 am

I agree TT was bad. How can MM come out and say they miss used Randall? Was this a revelation they came to just now or did they know it earlier. If earlier, then TT lost it bad. I believe it was known before. That is why the Pack's front office in Cleveland is using Randall in the right position. TT had to be so stubborn when every one was asking for a real corner. There was only one chimney - TT.

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Since'61's picture

April 03, 2018 at 12:07 pm

It is possible that Randall was originally viewed as a replacement for Burnett. But due to injuries he was forced into the CB role. In any case Hayward should have been kept and allowed to play on the boundary. I'm not sure how or why they screwed up on Hayward as badly as they did.

I think that Hyde would have been a cap casualty in any case. But if we still had Hayward with Randall developed as a safety our 4 starting DBs would now be King and Hayward on the boundary and Randall and Dix as the safeties. Rollins would likely be our slot guy with Williams and maybe House (TBD) as our backup CBs and Jones and Brice/Evans as backup safeties. How much better would our secondary look in that scenario?

Letting Hayward go and misuse of Randall combined with the injury loss of Shields blew up our secondary. Capers and his coaches either did not understand what they had or didn't know how to use their players. Capers and MM to a lesser degree, are responsible for how the players are used regardless of the reasoning for TT to draft them.

All this makes me wonder again, if Joe Whitt is all he is hyped up to be as a DB coach. Something has been wrong for quite a while with the defensive personnel/scheme etc. in Green Bay. Hopefully we are finally moving past it all with Gute and Pettine. Thanks, Since '61

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Lare's picture

April 03, 2018 at 12:52 pm

I don't think we can assume that Randall is going to be successful in Cleveland if he's moved to safety.

I'll admit he's got the physical tools, but I think his deficiencies as an NFL player start between his ears. It will be interesting to see if he/they can overcome that.

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flackcatcher's picture

April 03, 2018 at 11:35 pm

Yes, in hindsight we fans are all geniuses. Up to 2016 when injury wrecked the CB group, this secondary was a solid good group. To pin the failure of the secondary on one player is beyond stupid. The loss of Shields after the loss of Nick Collins crippled that unit in ways that we fans are only beginning to understand. Would Randall or Rollins or both be drafted if Collins were still on the team. Unlikely. Let me put it plainly. The continuing wave of injures broke this group physically, then broke their will to play. Both position coaches were helpless, it was beyond their control. And remember, these were MM guys, not Capers guys. So when this defensive coaching group fell apart, Capers in reality did not have many levers to pull. Any other head coach in the NFL would have been fired over last years debacle. (Expect for the 'hoodie'. Man got to have pictures hidden away somewhere 0:) McCarthy let a lot of problems on his coaching staff fester over the years, and it all caught up to him last season. If I could explain why this team sees wave after wave on injuries I be on this teams staff. Blame Thompson, blame McCarthy, blame Canada. (I blame Jerry Jones. I always blame Jerry Jones...) But injuries changed everything about how this team drafted, scouted, and yes, even played on the field. That this team played well, giving what they went though, is down right amazing. (The different between Hayward and House is simple. House played though some serious injuries. Hayward did not.) Then there is the whole front office soap opera that is peeking out from the curtain at 1265. Like success is a team effort, so is failure. We in Green Bay have not seen it often. (Lucky for us.)

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flackcatcher's picture

April 03, 2018 at 11:26 pm

Sorry for the rant guys. Did not mean to go this long...

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Finwiz's picture

April 03, 2018 at 12:48 pm

That article is no big revelation that hasn't been discussed or written about before, particularly on these blog pages.

You can sum that up very simply by saying, "Randall was a safety in college, and should have projected to play safety in GB, rather than following some convoluted, hair-brained scheme, to convert him into a CB". We've had that discussion numerous times, about more than one player.

I've never understood this idea that you can take a 20 year old kid and make him play a position he never played in four years (or less) of college. Look how many times that has failed in GB over the last 10 years.

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HankScorpio's picture

April 03, 2018 at 06:45 am

If "Davon House" is code words for "any decent veteran CB that will sign on the cheap", I agree. I am using a very broad definition of "decent" there.

House is a perfectly acceptable choice to sign. But he's far from the only perfectly acceptable choice. If the Packers use their leverage properly, they should be able to get a deal done.

When it became clear that the better FA CBs were signing for crazy prices, I thought the Packers path forward was to sign 2 vets and draft 2-3 rooks. I'm hopeful that will result in 3 guys that can help on the field in 2018.

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cuervo's picture

April 03, 2018 at 07:29 am

"When it became clear that the better FA CBs were signing for crazy prices, I thought the Packers path forward was to sign 2 vets and draft 2-3 rooks. I'm hopeful that will result in 3 guys that can help on the field in 2018."

Agree....I think that is the most probable scenario at this point, unless some unknown gem falls into our lap.

I'd be fine with this as well, most teams in the league don't have rooms full of top tier CB's just waiting to get on the field.

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Razer's picture

April 03, 2018 at 07:37 am

Totally agree. Guys like House and Williams buy time so that we can build a a long term solution to this secondary. Another real safety and stud CB would make this defense solid in the secondary.

If Pettine simplifies the defensive scheme and we add a little more pass rush firepower, our defense will be better than years past - and - that is an improvement.

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RCPackerFan's picture

April 03, 2018 at 07:05 am

House comes in and provides depth. They already signed Williams. But beyond that its a lot of young players. They could really used the depth.

When healthy House can make plays. This one is probably House's best play all year.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nqq3eH9JdNg

Like I said yesterday in another article, signing House makes a lot of sense. First it helps young players. Both in mentoring and competing. Also for the contract that he will likely sign, if one or a few of the young guys outshine him, he could become expendable.

Either way he provides some insurance. To me this move makes to much sense to not make it.

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gr7070's picture

April 03, 2018 at 07:34 am

I'm fine with signing him, but we don't absolutely have to have a bad CB on this roster. Bad depth isn't exactly a big positive.

He was terrible the last two years.

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holmesmd's picture

April 03, 2018 at 09:24 pm

Sorry, you’re wrong

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gr7070's picture

April 03, 2018 at 07:43 am

Why do we always assume veterans are leaders? Good leaders even? Veterans can also bring bad leadership; bad habits fully engrained.

Why do we always feel we need more leadership? One can have too many cooks.

Poor play is not always a sign of bad leadership. Leaders won't turn bad talent into good.

Tired mantra

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kevgk's picture

April 03, 2018 at 03:14 pm

You make a good point but it is up to the coaches to keep bad habits from forming and keeping players accountable. I agree leadership is overrated, but having players that are experienced and can share that experience is very valuable.

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John Kirk's picture

April 03, 2018 at 07:45 am

Davon House doesn't need to be re-signed. In fact, if he is it's almost preferable he's out with one of his myriad of injuries as he can't hurt us when he's out. I enjoy how it is right now with him...off the team so he can't hurt us.

Quenton Meeks is starting to get a lot of love at CB. We can grab him post 1st round and focus on the truly best player at 14 without having to force a CB pick. He's a smart determined player. Would love to have him in our secondary.

House better not be taking up a spot for someone who can play. Panic roster building needs to end.

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dobber's picture

April 03, 2018 at 07:58 am

So you're saying that the Packers, with their 3 signings, have been stuck in panic roster building mode?

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John Kirk's picture

April 03, 2018 at 12:19 pm

Tramon was a panic move to me. Fall back option also works for Tramon.

I was commenting on previous years with my panic roster building comment.

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lou's picture

April 03, 2018 at 09:15 am

Yes, putting House on the 90 man roster to compete at minimum vet salary plus incentives is a no brainer "insurance policy", absolutely nothing to lose. I like his press man play on his first trip in Green Bay and understand why they didn't match the offer when he left because at that time they were not sure he was a starter. Here is another option and I think is the best option at this point, after the draft veteran CB's will be available based on teams landing CB's they thought would be available and some they were surprised to be available. If one is a great fit, I would cut Bulaga to ensure the move fits the cap and allows more room during the season and sign him. Based on Bulaga's injury history chances are when he is ready to play he could be resigned by the Packers with virtually little cap hit as teams shied away from his injury history although he is a top right tackle. If during that time Murphy for example hands right tackle well you now have a solid backup too.

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John Kirk's picture

April 03, 2018 at 12:27 pm

If the Packers decided Jordy and Morgan needed to go because they just weren't desirable, why bring back a much lesser player in House? Panic?

I understand what you're saying, but we're cutting ties with JAGs like Richard Rodgers. I don't want him back on the 53 or 90. Same goes for House. Would rather roll the dice on a new option than to go back to an oft injured guy who is in the way of finding a solution.

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mrtundra's picture

April 03, 2018 at 08:38 am

The BPA at 14 might be one of these guys: Denzel Ward, Derwin James or Minkah Fitzpatrick. I'd snap up anyone of them. There are two mock drafts out there that have Fitzpatrick going to the Packers at 14, so it MAY happen. I feel the best fit for GB of the three players I have listed is Derwin James of Florida State. He has been compared to Charles Woodson and that is alright by me! Denzel Ward is listed as the best CB in the draft. Drafting Ward would fill a need and the BPA rationale. So, if BPA is the way Gute goes in the First Round, I wouldn't be surprised to see him pick one of these three, if they are available at 14.

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Andrew Lloyd Peth's picture

April 03, 2018 at 09:38 am

Lots of good options at 14--so many I like the idea of trading down. I mean, Davenport would be terrific, as would Vea, Landry, Edmunds, Vander Esch, Da'Ron Payne--so many exciting options, including those you cite.

Ideally, I'd like us to trade our 1 and 3 to someone in the early 20's, like Cinci at 21, to get their 1 and 2.

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Colin_C's picture

April 03, 2018 at 09:37 am

I get that House was far from good last year, heck, I would have been fine with even average play. That said, he was hurt almost all year, and was not utilized to his strength. He's a also great leader, which doesn't matter to us internet commentators much, but does in fact to the coaches. Plus, he'll be cheap, and would almost certainly prefer to stay in GB, regardless of other similar offers. I just don't see any compelling reason not to sign him to a cheap, low guaranteed money, 1-2 year contract.

Ah, you're joining me on the Meeks train! Welcome aboard! I love his play style, especially how physical he is against the run. My main concern was his athleticism, but he put up some very nice Pro day numbers (4.49, 39'', 6.72). If we can grab him round 3 or later, I'll be quite happy.

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John Kirk's picture

April 03, 2018 at 12:59 pm

CC...Meeks is hard not to love. A guy who I personally would enjoy following with us.

Tuls on Twitter is in love with Lane Cruikshank. Says he's basically Minkah.

It seems secondary is deep so there's no need to reach at 14.

House just isn't a guy you'd ever want to put on the field so why bother bringing him back in?

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Colin_C's picture

April 03, 2018 at 04:15 pm

Yep, my gut says to go with a front seven guy at #14, unless James or Ward falls. My opinion is that the talent difference between EDGE/LB tier one guys (Chubb, Davenport, Edmunds, etc.) and tier two (Sweat, Carter, Hubbard etc.) is vastly greater than the difference between CB tiers. I still advocate BPA, but just think that more likely than not that will end up being a front seven player.

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Finwiz's picture

April 03, 2018 at 01:45 pm

Everyone lining up against anyone with a negative opinion of the House signing.

Naysayers be damned, I'm not afraid of a dissenting opinion. I was all for the House signing last year because I though he looked pretty good when the Packers played Jax the year before. I saw enough of him last year to know he's got little, if anything, left. Draft 3 CB's and chances are at least 1, if not all three of them will be better than House.

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holmesmd's picture

April 03, 2018 at 09:25 pm

Lol. More opinion as fact JK?:)

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stockholder's picture

April 03, 2018 at 08:08 am

Why haven't they signed him yet? I thought he would be back before Williams. Is the reason he's not a packer yet; Because of Whitt? Or the money; and he wants more? He had No issues when he came back. And now he needs to talk? But the talk is not one of leadership. It seems it's to pertect his own scalp. House should have been signed by another team sooner. Dragging his feet only raises questions. I prefer they sign him. But House must get his House in order here. He's not the future. He's back-up. And the facts are he's been hurt. The secondary must change. If he can't see that move on.

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Coldworld's picture

April 03, 2018 at 08:28 am

Williams has a reputation as a leader and has experience with Pettine. Seem like good reasons to pick him up first. In addition, he is not coming off injury and, after last year, might have been in higher demand.

Not sure that means anything regarding picking up House at all or later in the off season.

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kevgk's picture

April 03, 2018 at 04:12 pm

I think there is little demand for him elsewhere so little reason to lock him up. By waiting they could wait to see what their other options were before using him as a fallback

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croatpackfan's picture

April 03, 2018 at 08:42 am

Cory, I've learned something in my life. There are no things you must do, barirng one thing - you just must die...

I'm OK with Packers signing Davon House for another year. But, somehow, I think he might have problem to be on 53 after TC....

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Andrew Lloyd Peth's picture

April 03, 2018 at 09:28 am

My thoughts exactly, Croat.

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Since'61's picture

April 03, 2018 at 08:56 am

To me signing House is protection against injuries. I'd rather have him as a backup than some unknown, untried, unheard of UDFA. we had enough of those during the TT era. I also prefer House over former college basketball players.

Let's get back to playing players at the position they belong in and draft players who actually play the positions they are drafted to play. To wit, draft CBs to play CB, not safeties to play CB, or basketball, baseball or Parcheesi players to play CB. Thanks, Since '61

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Tundraboy's picture

April 03, 2018 at 08:59 am

Agree. Also need a starting caliber vet as insurance for King. DRC is my preference.

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Johnblood27's picture

April 03, 2018 at 10:00 am

You have always been a Parchesi hater...

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Since'61's picture

April 03, 2018 at 10:37 am

Actually I enjoyed playing Parcheesi when I was growing up and with my own children when they were growing up. Hopefully, when my grandchildren get a few years older I will play with them as well.

I just don't want a Parcheesi player who has never played football or only one year of college football playing CB for the Packers.

Thanks, Since '61

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egbertsouse's picture

April 03, 2018 at 08:55 am

It would have been nice to upgrade at the CB position rather than bring back all the old timers that no other team wants. Uncle Ted must still have some influence.

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Tundraboy's picture

April 03, 2018 at 09:00 am

DRC and a high pick.

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4thand1's picture

April 03, 2018 at 09:26 am

Ted threw out his philosophy of draft and develop. He put the Packers behind the 8 ball at CB and they are trying to recover desperately. The best thing they can do right now is pressure the QB first, while the secondary recovers and improves. The Packers have been drafting for need in stead of BAP and reaching, hoping to hit lighting in a bottle. Ted was banking on luck instead of skill IMO. He got lucky with AR, hence the mess we're in.

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Bert's picture

April 03, 2018 at 11:48 am

Not sure why you got the "thumbs down" 4thand1 because you are correct. If Ted had stuck to drafting BAP instead of "for need" our roster would be stronger, fewer holes to fill and our secondary wouldn't be any worse than it is today.

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al bundy's picture

April 03, 2018 at 12:59 pm

You can draft BAP when you deep shit in talent and any very good player just makes you that much better. BPA for Ted and the pack. What a joke.
Lets see last years, needs: CB, Safety, O line, Running backs many we had none, punter.

This year CB's, ILB, Edge Rusher, O line several, wide receiver. BPA, I dont think so you fill the dam holes and hope you weak draft helps plug some.

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4thand1's picture

April 03, 2018 at 05:26 pm

Hmmmm, lot of TT supporters yet?

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Andrew Lloyd Peth's picture

April 03, 2018 at 09:26 am

I don't know. With House having two bad seasons in a row, why do we think he'll be markedly better than the young guys we're developing? At any price?

If we sign House, I just see him as a guy competing for a roster spot in camp, not as "quality, veteran depth." I could definitely see him not making the opening 53.

Sign him, don't sign him...who cares?

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stockholder's picture

April 03, 2018 at 10:21 am

I care! Signing him, frees up that #14 pick for a CB. The packers are bringing in Vita Vea. DT. The point is to get the best players to help your team. He'll make the 53.

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Andrew Lloyd Peth's picture

April 03, 2018 at 12:10 pm

I'd love Vea, though I think we'd have to trade up, but how does re-signing a failed CB who nobody else wants...

...free up a 1st round pick?

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Cubbygold's picture

April 03, 2018 at 11:27 am

I'm ok with signing hyde, but not if Breeland ends up signing a low cost 1 year prove it deal elsewhere.

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croatpackfan's picture

April 03, 2018 at 12:02 pm

Hyde is in Buffalo....

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4thand1's picture

April 03, 2018 at 01:25 pm

The Bills are Hyding him on their roster.

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al bundy's picture

April 03, 2018 at 12:56 pm

This is inance. Of course he will sign a low ball offer because no one wants him but the packers because he is cheap. Cheap is the mode again this year because the Rodgers deal will break the bank of this club.

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Lare's picture

April 03, 2018 at 03:20 pm

Actually, the Packers can save money on this year's cap by re-signing Rodgers, depending on how they structure it. That would allow them to sign a few more free agents. Although I'm not sure who is still available that would help the Packers and require them to need extra cap money.

Personally, I would prefer the Packers do a John Hadl deal with Rodgers and let someone else pay him, but I know I'm in the minority.

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Fire_Gute's picture

April 03, 2018 at 02:56 pm

It doesn't appear that house has visited anywhere or talked to any other team. A quick Google search shows nothing on him. So was this the plan the whole time, were there talks at the end of last season or is there just no interest in House anywhere but here?

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Mojo's picture

April 03, 2018 at 05:24 pm

"He needs to get a contract, not because he’s one of the best at his position but because he offers what the Packers don’t have: depth."

The Packers already have depth. They have plenty of bodies. What they need though is quality depth. I'm not sure signing House will do that.

If they do resign, it better be for little or no guarantee. If you just want numbers find one of the myriad of other CB's wandering the planet who are of equal skill and talent who will play for less.

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