The Green Bay Packers have placed cornerback Kevin King on injured reserve, the team announced on Wednesday.
The rookie defensive back was ruled out for last Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as he’s dealt with a shoulder injury. It’s an injury that traces back to his freshman season at Washington.
King was covered up by his teammates a bit coming out the Pac-12 this past season. His cohorts in the secondary in cornerback Sidney Jones and safety Budda Baker were also lauded coming out of Washington. King, who was selected in the second round with pick No. 33, has done his part in contributing early.
The rookie closed out his first season as a pro with 28 combined tackles, including a season-high seven in a Week 3 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Green Bay’s defensive backfield is ranked No. 26 versus the pass this season, allowing 242.9 yards per game. Damarious Randall currently paces the secondary with four interceptions on the year.
The Packers also watched another player hit injured reserve recently, as running back Ty Montgomery was placed on the shelf prior to Week 13’s win over the Buccaneers.
The team’s been led by Brett Hundley for roughly two months as starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down with an injury against the Vikings earlier in the season. However, he’s slated to return from IR in Week 15 when the Packers play the Carolina Panthers.
On Sunday, Green Bay will travel to Cleveland as the Packers look to grab a win while keeping the Browns out of the win column.