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Making the case against Davon House to the Jets via free agency

By Luis Tirado Jr.
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 17: Davon House #31 (obscured) and Kevin King #20 of the Green Bay Packers attempt to tackle Justin Hardy #14 of the Atlanta Falcons during the first half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 17, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 17: Davon House #31 (obscured) and Kevin King #20 of the Green Bay Packers attempt to tackle Justin Hardy #14 of the Atlanta Falcons during the first half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 17, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Heading into free agency, the New York Jets need a cornerback or two in order to bolster their defensive secondary. They should, however, stay away from potential free agent cornerback Davon House.

Set to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, cornerback Davon House is expected to have a few teams interested in acquiring his services. He comes with a lot of experience and an ability to play well when he’s not injured. That’s the big problem, however. His injury history is one of great concern to a team like the New York Jets who can’t afford to shell out money on a cornerback who isn’t durable to last the entire season.

House hasn’t had a full season healthy since 2015 and even though some teams might be interested in what he brings to the table, he hasn’t done well over the past few years to warrant a big or long-term deal in free agency.

Last season with the Green Bay Packers, House totaled 37 tackles, six passes defended, and just one interception. He was also dealing with a nagging shoulder injury that limited his ability to get the job done consistently.

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In the grand scheme of things, if the Jets want to address their cornerback section once and for all, they’re better off spending more money on guaranteed talent. Players like Trumaine Johnson or even Malcolm Butler would be better options than the Jets signing House on a deal relying more on hope than reality.

Reality says that House, while is a seasoned veteran, isn’t worth investing in. The Jets could also use the 2018 NFL Draft to select another cornerback to bolster the positional group. This would be a better situation for the Jets who want to rebuild the right way and not spend money on players who might not be healthy for the duration of an entire season.

Overall, House isn’t worth acquiring by the Jets as they should steer clear of him in free agency. Statistically, he’s in the bottom quartile of cornerbacks compared to others that would be available and when it comes to his health, again, isn’t worth trusting to come in and be a quality cornerback all season long.

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