Rookie cornerback Kevin King’s ascension to the starting lineup appears on hold, at least temporarily. King sat out practice on Tuesday because of a shoulder injury.
The severity of the injury hasn’t been revealed, so we don’t have an idea of how long King will be out.
King had been working with the No. 1 defense opposite Davon House. He replaced LaDarius Gunter after last year’s No. 1 cornerback struggled early on in camp.
With King out, Quinten Rollins took over with the No. 1 defense, which doesn’t seem like a very good sign for Gunter.
It now seems like a safe bet, barring injury, that King and House will be the Green Bay Packers’ starting cornerbacks to open the season. Damarious Randall is expected to line up in the slot.
It has been rare for coach Mike McCarthy to start rookies in week 1, so at least to that end, King’s quick rise has been a surprise.