The Pittsburgh Steelers haven’t done much in free agency to date, but that doesn’t mean they are just going to sit on their hands the entire offseason. In fact, the team is still looking to add to their secondary through the second wave of free agency which will be ongoing until the 2017 NFL Draft.
With the top tier, and expensive, free agents all signed to contracts, there are still some prospects who are searching for an NFL home, and one of those players is former Green Bay Packers and Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Davon House.
House is reportedly headed to Pittsburgh to meet with the team and see if the two might be a good fit for one another.
Ex-#Packers and #Jaguars CB Davon House is on a plane to Pittsburgh to visit with #Steelers today, source said. His market is heating up.✈️— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2017
House has been in the league for six seasons, four with Green Bay and two with Jacksonville, and has always been a No. 2 or 3 cornerback for the teams who employed him. In fact, his best season was 2015, his first with the Jaguars, where he started 16 games, had 4 interceptions and 23 pass defenses while forcing a fumble and recovering another.
His 2016 season was less than memorable. He played in all 16 games, but only started 4, and didn’t register a single defensive statistic outside of 13 combined tackles.
So, could this be another Brice McCain situation for Pittsburgh? Find a cornerback coming off a poor season, give him a show-me contract and hope he can regain his form? Time will tell, but at this point the Steelers could use as much secondary help as they can get, especially when it comes to a defender who can thrive covering the slot.
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and rumors regarding the black and gold as they press on throughout the offseason.