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Green Bay Packers Secondary Looks for Redemption

Packers Secondary Damarious Randall


Packers Secondary Looks to Add Defensive Balance

Last year’s Green Bay Packers featured Aaron Rodgers, a top-10 rushing defense, and the second-worst passing defense in the league. The Packers secondary allowed nearly 270 yards passing per game. Ted Thompson saw this and promptly brought back former Packer Davon House to the secondary. In addition, the Packers drafted Washington State‘s lengthy corner, Kevin King. With Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins becoming healthy this offseason, the Packers look to make great strides defensively.

Back in the House

Green Bay has welcomed Davon House back into the locker room with open arms. He was even quoted as saying, “it feels like I never left.” Maybe it was having his old locker or the number 31 in green that provides such a reminiscent feeling.

For Green Bay, they are hoping the return to Dom Capers brings House success. House is coming off a down season in Jacksonville, that saw him finish with just 17 tackles on the season. However, in 2015, House was a monster. His stat line included four interceptions, 60 tackles, a forced and recovered fumble, along with 23 pass breakups. Green Bay’s Dom Capers-led defense features press corners and House fits the bill. House even stated that he “may need them more than they need him.” After a down year in a new system, House will look to get back into his old groove.

King Absent at OTAs

Second-round draft pick Kevin King has the athletic features and frame to match a prototypical cornerback in the NFL. He had 13 passes defensed and a pair of impressive interceptions in his last season with the Huskies. Unfortunately, the Packers will have to wait until minicamp to get King accustomed to their system. Washington State works on a quarter system, which does not end until June 9th. Beginning June 13th, he will be able to suit up for minicamp.

Randall and Rollins Return to Form

Both Damarious Randall and Quentin Rollins had their trouble with injuries, and it showed on the field. They shared the same fate, requiring groin surgery, among other injuries. Rollins’ season grade fell over 22 points according to Pro Football Focus grading. Randall endured a worse season, dropping to an abysmal 39.2 rating in coverage. Following an offseason to prepare mentally and physically, both are poised to break out following a sophomore slump.