A few days ago, it was reported that the Jaguars were shopping corner Davon House, in hopes of receiving something for him in a trade, instead of releasing him for nothing. As it turns out, it appears no team wanted to trade for House and his contract, and so now the Jags are set to release him,
The #Jaguars will be releasing CB Davon House, source said. The 27-year old DB had 23 PBUs in 2015.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 4, 2017
It’s not overly surprising the Jags couldn’t fetch something for House in a trade. The free agent market as well as the draft pool of college players offers plenty of choices at corner, so teams probably didn’t feel pressed to trade for a guy, sort of like the Jaguars did for Branden Albert.
House was signed in 2015 to basically become the Jaguars number one corner. Over the past two seasons, however, House appeared to fall out of favor with the coaching staff. House was benched for a short period of time in the middle of the 2015 season, but it rapidly became clear that he was better than the players behind him, and he was shortly reinstated as the starter. This past season was far different, though. House barely saw the field, playing behind Jalen Ramsey and Prince Amukumara on the outside. House claimed that the coaching staff had something personal against him, and he could never get a straight answer as to why he wasn’t playing more.