Green Bay Packers cornerback Kevin King has missed practice due to a hamstring injury.
That’s concerning, especially considering King was placed on injured reserve due to a hamstring injury in 2018, as Demovsky noted in the tweet.
The Packers do have a lot of potential, and depth, at cornerback with second-year players Jaire Alexander, Josh Jackson, and Tony Brown, as well as veteran Tramon Williams. Rookie Ka’Dar Hollman has also impressed at training camp.
But Jackson has also been sidelined due to a foot injury. The Packers are currently without potentially two starters at cornerback.
And losing King would be bad news for the defense. Talent has never been the issue. When he’s been on the field, he’s played well. Pro Football Focus tweeted that King allowed a passer rating of just 84.1 last season, which is impressive.
The problem for King is that he’s been unable to stay healthy. It’s a real shame as a starting duo of King and Alexander could be dominant.
And maybe it still will. We don’t yet know how significant the injury is. It may just be a small setback with the team keeping him out of practice as a precaution.
If King can get fully healthy for the season opener and avoid injury in the regular season, the Packers secondary will be excellent in 2019.
But for now, they’re without both King and Jackson. Until they are back, Brown and Hollman will have a great opportunity to play a bigger role in the preseason and show why they deserve to be given more snaps in the regular season.