Injuries decimated the Green Bay Packers' secondary last season, ultimately contributing to their demise in the NFC Championship Game. To address those issues, the team has reached out to free-agent cornerback Davon House, ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports.
For the past two seasons, House manned the defensive backfield with the Jacksonville Jaguars, appearing in all 32 of the team's games during that stretch and starting 20. The veteran corner registered career highs in interceptions in 2015 (four), his play dipped this past year. Coupled with the emergence of Jalen Ramsey, the Jaguars determined that House and his $6 million cap hit no longer made sense for their roster. The team released him on Monday, making him a "street" free agent.
Before Jacksonville, House played four seasons in Green Bay, developing into a starting-caliber cover man. In the time since his departure, the Packers have lost No. 1 cornerback Sam Shields and watched Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins endure sophomore slumps. As such, House offers plenty of appeal given his familiarity with the defense and his comparatively impressive level of play.
Because the Jaguars cut House, the Packers would not factor into next year's compensatory pick calculation.