GREEN BAY, Wis. Packers cornerback Davon House wants to play in Week 1 of the regular season. But after dislocating his left shoulder in the first game of the preseason on Aug. 9 and being out ever since, House will not be at full strength this year -- no matter when he can make it back to the field.
"I'm going to have to wear that (harness) the whole year," House said Sunday. "I really don't know how it's going to go until I go out there. I haven't really covered anyone since the injury. Running-wise, I can run with the harness on. We'll see if I'll be able to cover with it.
"I've been wearing the harness every day for the past week and a half. I figure within the next week I'll probably go out there and run with one of the staffs to see if I can cover with it."
The good news for House, however, is that shoulder surgery is not going to happen, at least not under the current circumstances of the injury.
"What I was told, if it was to pop out again, then I'll have to get surgery...