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Green Bay Packers to re-sign CB Davon House to 1-year deal

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Cornerback might still be the Green Bay Packers‘ No. 1 draft priority, but at least they have some veteran reinforcements in case the draft doesn’t fall the way they hope.

The Packers are expected to re-sign veteran Davon House to a one-year deal, a source confirmed to ESPN on Thursday.

He will be the second cornerback addition this offseason after Tramon Williams was signed last month.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first reported that House had agreed to terms.

House told ESPN that he’s still at his offseason home in Hawaii, but he will visit with the Packers as soon as he can make it back to Green Bay. A source said the only thing that needed to happen on the visit was for House to pass his physical.

The Packers traded cornerback Damarious Randall, their 2015 first-round pick, to the Cleveland Browns last month for quarterback DeShone Kizer.

House will be reunited with Williams, the former Packers cornerback who signed a a two-year, $10 million deal with the team last month. Williams last played for the Packers in 2014.

House, 28, returned to the Packers last year on a one-year, $2.8 million deal and played in 12 games, getting one interception. That came after two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Packers brought him back to be a veteran presence in the secondary, and he played with the kind of toughness that the team expected. He battled through quad and shoulder injuries, and even played after suffering a transverse process fracture late in the season. He also served as a mentor to top draft pick Kevin King.

House has seven interceptions in 84 career games since entering the league as a fourth-round pick of the Packers in 2011.

He signed a four-year, $24.5 million contract with the Jaguars in 2015 but was released after two seasons.

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Tripped up — Giants’ Daniel Jones falls on a break away to the end zone

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Daniel Jones is gone! Well … almost.

The Giants quarterback seemed destined for an 88-yard touchdown. Until the turf got him.

With nobody in sight, Jones had a certain touchdown disappear midway through the third quarter when he stumbled and fell at the Eagles’ 8-yard line. It still was the longest quarterback run since 2015, when Marcus Mariota had an 87-yard scamper against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jones reached a max speed of 21.23 miles per hour, the fastest by a quarterback since 2018.

It drew laughs on the Giants sideline and across the NFL Twitterverse.

Fortunately for New York, it eventually scored three plays later on a one-yard run by running back Wayne Gallman.



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Ex-49er Dana Stubblefield sentenced to 15 years to life for rape of disabled woman

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison Thursday for raping a developmentally disabled woman who prosecutors said he lured to his home with the promise of a babysitting job.

The sentence was issued by a judge in San Jose after denying a defense motion for a new trial, the Mercury News reported. Last week, the Sixth District Court of Appeal denied a related petition filed on behalf of Stubblefield by his attorneys.

A jury in July found Stubblefield, 49, guilty of raping the woman with the threat of a gun. He was also convicted of forcible oral copulation and false imprisonment. He has been held in the Santa Clara County Main Jail since the verdict.

Stubblefield began his 11-year lineman career in the NFL with the 49ers in 1993 as the league’s defensive rookie of the year. He later won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors in 1997 before leaving the team to play for Washington. He returned to the Bay Area to finish his career, playing with the 49ers in 2000-01 and the Raiders in 2003.

A day before the April 2015 assault, Stubblefield contacted the then 31-year-old woman on a baby-sitting website and arranged an interview, prosecutors said.

According to a report by the Morgan Hill Police Department, the interview lasted about 20 minutes. She later received a text from Stubblefield saying he wanted to pay her for her time that day, and she went back to the house.

After raping her, Stubblefield gave her $80 and let her go, according to the report. The woman immediately went to police and reported the rape. DNA evidence matched that of Stubblefield, the report said.

Defense attorneys argued that there was no rape and that the woman consented to sex.

Allen Sawyer, one of Stubblefield’s trial attorneys, said the defense team was precluded from showing the jury strong evidence that would have supported the contention.

After the sentencing Thursday, Sawyer emphasized that the jury rejected two felony charges alleging that Stubblefield exploited a woman who was mentally incapable of providing consent to sex.

“We proved it, and the jury found that was not true,” Sawyer said. “That false narrative corrupted this trial from start to finish.”

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