Packers cornerback Kabion Ento has suffered a broken foot.
Young cornerback Kabion Ento had a chance to make the Green Bay Packers’ 53-man roster after making an impact at training camp.
But Ento will be out of action for a while. According to Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Ento suffered a broken foot during Tuesday’s practice and had surgery on Wednesday. Wood added that the timetable for his return from injury is unknown.
It’s unfortunate for Ento, who had been one of the Packers’ pleasant surprises at training camp and looked to be very much in the mix for one of the team’s final roster spots at cornerback. It’s possible he’ll land on injured reserve in the coming days, which would end his season.
After not making many additions at cornerback — at least not via free agency or the draft — then also not bringing back veteran Tramon Williams, the Packers are relying on the development of their young corners to provide the necessary depth behind the starters.
Ento provided competition for those spots alongside undrafted rookie Stanford Samuels, third-year Josh Jackson, and second-year Ka’dar Hollman.
There is still some uncertainty for the Packers at cornerback. The likely starting trio will be Kevin King and Jaire Alexander on the outside with Chandon Sullivan in the slot. Jackson can be a good backup this season, but who will be the fifth and sixth cornerbacks on the 53-man roster?
There’s still the option to pick up the phone and offer Tramon Williams a one-year deal, but so far, the Packers have opted to go with their younger talent at cornerback.
Ento was one of the young cornerbacks with an opportunity to show why he should make the 53-man roster. Hopefully, he’ll make a quick recovery and be able to help the Packers later in the year.