Packers: Kevin King inactive, Rashan Gary active vs. Bucs

Green Bay Packers, Kevin King - Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Green Bay Packers, Kevin King - Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

The Packers will be without Kevin King in today’s game.

The Green Bay Packers will attempt to shut down a talented Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense on Sunday, but will do so without starting cornerback Kevin King.

King was listed as questionable on the injury report due to a quad injury, leading to a game-time decision. The Packers have decided he’s not ready to return and will be inactive this week.

The Packers only have three inactives: King, quarterback Jordan Love, and returner Tyler Ervin.

The good news is that edge rushers Za’Darius Smith and Rashan Gary are both active. Green Bay is going to need to be able to generate consistent pass rush against a talented offense. Pressuring Tom Brady will be key in this game. Having both Smith and Gary out there is huge for this defense.

Kenny Clark is also active and he’ll make his return to the lineup after missing the past three games. Clark, too, will make a huge difference for the Packers defense.

On offense, Green Bay gets two wide receivers back with both Davante Adams and Equanimeous St. Brown returning from injury. We haven’t seen Adams since the Week 2 win against the Detroit Lions, while St. Brown hasn’t played in the regular season since 2018. He was activated from injured reserve this week and is active today.

All of Tampa Bay’s wide receivers will play this week despite Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Scotty Miller being on the injury report.

The Bucs are relatively healthy in this game, although running back Leonard Fournette is inactive. Ronald Jones will likely be the starter again.

The bye has helped the Packers get close the full strength, although they will miss both King and Ervin in this game.

Can Green Bay improve to 5-0 with a win this afternoon?