Davon House, the former Green Bay Packers defensive back, will be joining the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to NFL.com reporter Ian Rapoport. House is set to make $6.25 million per year but the length of the contract has yet to be released.
"In Jacksonville, coach Gus Bradley hopes that House can add some stability to a young and inexperienced secondary. He’s being paid like a starter now, and he’ll have to be a starter- Michael David Smith NBC Sports Writer"
The Jaguars are looking for House to provide depth and experience to the cornerback position. However, House is still slightly inexperienced himself as he has only played in 37 percent of the team’s defensive snaps this season. He will be expected to immediately compete for a starting spot opposite Jaguars defensive back Dwayne Gratz.
Here is what NFL.com Writer Marc Sessler said about the addition of the former Packers defensive back.
"House made only 14 starts over four injury-effected seasons in Green Bay, but his speed and long build — he’s 6-foot-1 — make him a fit for Gus Bradley’s scheme. House has the physical tools to hang with bigger, tougher receivers, and figures as a potential starter."
House was selected in the 4th round of the 2011 draft, since being drafted he has turned into a solid player on defense and special teams. Considering the Jags are giving him $6.25 million per year they will expect him to be a important contributor to the defense. With only 98 total tackles and 2 career interception there is no question that House has some work to do to prove that he is worth the money.
Davon House will be able to officially sign the contract with the Jaguars today at 4:oo PM and with free agency just getting underway, expect the Jags to stay very active.
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