The Packers organization has clearly decided that they are interested in improving the secondary this offseason. In 2016, the Atlanta Falcons took advantage of a secondary filled with more holes than swiss cheese. By signing Free Agent Davon House, the Packers have already taken steps to improve a secondary that struggled throughout the 2016 NFL season.

Davon House's History.

In 2011, the Packers drafted Davon House in the fourth round. He was good enough to earn consideration around the league when his rookie contract came to an end. The Packers weren't willing to pay Davon House what he was looking for, and he would later find another suitor.

The former Packer was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2015 offseason to a four year deal for $24.5 million. He had a rough time in Jacksonville, eventually losing his starting job after a short time. House did play in every single game for the Jaguars, but he wasn't exactly the elite corner that the Jaguars were looking for.

Terms of the Deal.

According to, Davon House signed a one year, $3.5 million dollar deal with the Green Bay Packers. This amount is far lower than what he was getting paid before his release from the Jaguars, but House is clearly glad to have an opportunity. And if he plays well on this type of "prove-it" deal, House could easily find himself with even more suitors.

In any case, the Packers should be happy to sign a cornerback who is familiar with the teams and who comes at a relatively cheap price. House doesn't fix all the problems in the secondary, but he does add another piece to a team that desperately needs a lot of them on defense.

Cornerbacks in the Draft?

The Packers have been linked to star Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey, but would be better served focusing on defensive players.

Signing Davon House was a step in the right direction. The Packers can take further steps in the right direction by choosing to draft quality cornerbacks in either the first or second round of the 2017 NFL draft.