Packers place Kevin King on season-ending injured reserve
Green Bay Packers rookie cornerback Kevin King missed two of the teams last three games. Now, we’ve learned that King is going to miss the rest of the season after the Packers placed him on the injured reserve list Wednesday due to a shoulder injury, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
The #Packers placed their first draft pick CB Kevin King (shoulder) on Injured Reserve, ending his season. They activated DB Demetri Goodson
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 6, 2017
As noted by Rapoport, the void on the Packers’ roster due to King’s designation to the IR list will be covered by cornerback Demetri Goodson, whom Green Bay activated from the physically unable to perform list.
Shoulder issues aren’t new to King, as he dealt with a torn labrum back in his college days with the Washington Huskies. Despite that, the Packers didn’t have a problem taking King in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft as the 33rd overall pick.
Apart from missing their Week 13 date with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, King also didn’t suit up against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 6 and the Baltimore Ravens in Week 11. In nine games played this year, King racked up 28 tackles and five passes defended.
Interestingly, King was put on IR the same day the Cincinnati Bengals announced that they relegated rookie wide receiver John Ross to the same list, also due to a shoulder issue. King and Ross were college teammates with the Huskies from 2013 to 2016.