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Packers CB Davon House doesn't think hamstring injury is cause for concern

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Davon House has had some debilitating preseason injuries during his career. He doesn't think the hamstring problem he's dealing with right now will be one of them.

The Green Bay Packers cornerback did not practice on Monday after he felt what he described as tightness in his right leg during Saturday's Family Night practice at Lambeau Field. His status for Thursday's preseason opener -- and the other three exhibition games for that matter -- remains up in the air.

But come Week 1, he believes he will be ready for the Seattle Seahawks.

"I don't want to miss games," House said Monday. "The main goal is the games that count, but I don't want to miss any preseason games because that's going to get me prepared for the real games. You know what I mean? That's important, too."

As a rookie in 2011, House sustained a hamstring injury and it more or less ruined that season. He played in only two games.

"My rookie year I pulled my left side, and that was really bad," he said. "But this is not even close to it."

The next year, he was practically a lock to start until a shoulder injury against the San Diego Chargers knocked him out for the six games of the 2012 season.

The Packers signed House to a one-year, $2.8 million deal to return to Green Bay after two seasons in Jacksonville.

Until Monday, House had taken most of the reps with the No. 1 defense while Kevin King, Quinten Rollins and Damarious Randall battled for the other cornerback spot. On Monday, Randall and Rollins were the starters in the base 3-4 defense. In the nickel, King came in on the outside and Randall moved into the slot.

"Week 1 is a month away," House said. "I don't want to hurt it out there at practice before the real games start. So, just trying to be safe and take it day by day."

The Packers still have a relatively short injury list for this time of year. On Monday, there were only six players out: House, receiver Colby Pearson (ankle), cornerback Demetri Goodson (knee), outside linebacker Vince Biegel (foot), tight end Beau Sandland (knee) and defensive tackle Montravius Adams (foot).