Packers cornerback Kevin King returned to practice on Friday.
The Green Bay Packers defense got some good news on Friday.
According to Matt Schneidman of The Athletic, cornerback Kevin King returned to practice today. That’s good news as he was out on both Wednesday and Thursday, putting his status for Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in doubt. He has been dealing with a quad injury that he suffered in the Week 4 win over the Atlanta Falcons.
What will be important is whether King was a limited participant or was able to practice in full. We’ll learn more as the Packers release their final injury report later today. Don’t be surprised if King is listed as questionable to play on Sunday.
According to Schneidman, running back and returner Tyler Ervin was out of practice on Friday, which means he’ll be listed as DNP on the injury report for the third time this week, perhaps a sign he won’t be available on Sunday. Again, we won’t know more until the Packers release their final injury report of the week, but the fact he’s been unable to practice this week isn’t a great sign for his availability.
Outside of these two injuries, it seems the Packers will be close to full strength on Sunday. Wide receiver Davante Adams and defensive tackle Kenny Clark have been full participants at practice so far this week, which suggests they are both at 100 percent after the bye week.
With a matchup against Tom Brady, Mike Evans, and Chris Godwin, the Packers will need their defense to be at their best. Having King available would be great news for this defense.
We’ll learn more about which players will be available this weekend on the final injury report, which should be available in the next few hours.