The Jacksonville Jaguars are cutting ties with another 2015 free-agent signee.
The Jaguars signed the former Green Bay Packers corner to a four-year, $24.5 million contract in 2015. The 27-year-old set a franchise record with 23 pass break ups in his first season, but lost his starting gig last season. House started just four games in 2016 and earned zero passes defended with just 17 tackles.
With no guaranteed money left on the contract, cutting House saves Jacksonville $6 million on the salary cap. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported last week the Jaguars likely would release House if they couldn’t trade him away.
The move leaves the Jags with just four corners on the roster heading into free agency. Behind first-round stud Jalen Ramsey, Aaron Colvin, Josh Johnson and Doran Grant round out the position. Prince Amukamara, who took over the starting gig last season, is set to hit free agency. Jacksonville reportedly is aiming at re-signing the veteran corner.
Jettisoning House comes weeks after the Jags cut ties with Jared Odrick, another disappointing 2015 free-agent signing.
Jacksonville has a ton of cap space, even before releasing House, and could be a player in free-agent corner market. As its recent releases have shown, however, spending money doesn’t mean wins will follow.