The Green Bay Packers’ workouts of veteran cornerbacks on Tuesday suddenly have a great deal more context.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Packers are planning to send cornerback Davon House to injured reserve, likely ending his season. House was listed on the injury report for the Packers’ week three game in Washington with a biceps injury. However, ESPN’s Rob Demovsky reports that a nagging shoulder injury is actually what is sending him to IR.
House could theoretically be designated for return later this season, however, but would not be eligible to be reactivated until week 12 at the earliest.
As the Packers’ fifth cornerback on the depth chart, House has largely been limited to special teams snaps and spot duty on defense. He did come on for an injured Kevin King in the second half of the Packers’ game against the Vikings in week two, playing 24 defensive snaps. He only lined up six times on defense against Washington, however, but did receive a pass interference penalty in the end zone on a play where he never let go of his receiver’s jersey.
With Kevin King’s continued injury issues, the Packers’ depth at corner is very much in doubt. Only three healthy corners remain on the team at present: veteran Tramon Williams and rookies Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson.
In addition to free agents Bashaud Breeland and David Amerson, who worked out for Green Bay on Tuesday, former Packer Lenzy Pipkins is also on the open market. The Indianapolis Colts released him on Saturday after he spent one week on their active roster.