It appears the Green Bay Packers have finally had enough of cornerback Kevin King’s pesky shoulder injury. They placed the rookie on injured reserve on Wednesday and activated someone who is just pesky, cornerback Demetri Goodson.
Goodson is returning from a torn ACL.
King, meanwhile, has missed parts or all of four games. A couple of those were due to a concussion, however. The shoulder, which King first injured in college, had increasingly become an issue of late. King was only a part-time participant against Pittsburgh and didn’t play at all against Tampa Bay.
This ends what can only be described as a disappointing rookie season for the Packers’ top draft pick.
King was uneven to say the least. He finishes the year with 28 tackles, five passes defended and no turnover plays.
The real question is how this shapes the Packers’ secondary moving forward. Providing all of the remaining cornerbacks are healthy, it likely means Davon House and Damarious Randall on the outside with Josh Hawkins manning the slot. However, there is word House has a potentially serious knee injury.
If he can’t go, Hawkins will likely be outside with safety Morgan Burnett in the slot.
As for Goodson, he’s a last option who is more valued for special teams play than anything else.