Packers: Kevin King not practicing again on Thursday

Green Bay Packers, Kevin King (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Kevin King (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

The Packers could be without Kevin King in Week 6.

It seems there’s a good chance the Green Bay Packers will be without starting cornerback Kevin King in Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

King left the game in Week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons with a quad injury, and he remains out of practice this week.

According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, King didn’t practice again on Thursday.

Even if King is a limited participant on Friday, right now it seems a long-shot that he’ll play. There’s still some time, but the fact he’s yet to practice at all this week isn’t a great sign, especially considering that the Packers tend to be conservative when it comes to injuries as we’ve seen with Davante Adams in recent weeks.

If King is out, there will be some reshuffling in the secondary. Will Chandon Sullivan remain in the slot where he’ll likely see a lot of Chris Godwin, or will he spend some more time outside to cover for King? Will Josh Jackson be the next man up on the outside?

These are some of the questions that defensive coordinator Mike Pettine will need to answer if the Packers are indeed without their starting cornerback on Sunday.

It’s not an ideal time to lose a player as important as King given the matchup. If Mike Evans and Godwin are both healthy and play this week, it will be one of the tougher challenges on the schedule for the Packers’ pass defense.

Both Evans and Godwin are dealing with injuries, so as of now it remains to be seen which players will be available on Sunday.

It’s still relatively early with three days to go, so a lot can change. However, with the final injury report of the week to be released tomorrow, right now it doesn’t look like King will be available in Week 6.