5 former Packers players who might be done in the NFL

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Green Bay Packers, Kevin King
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Kevin King, CB

A second-round pick in 2017, Kevin King started 42 games for the Packers over five seasons. I made a case for why re-signing King could make sense for Green Bay this summer, but as of right now, he remains unsigned.

There are a couple of reasons why this could be the case.

The first is King’s injury history. He has never completed a full regular season. Outside of the 2019 season, when he played 15 of a possible 16 games, King has missed at least four games each year.

The other concern is that King’s play has declined in the past couple of seasons.

According to Pro Football Reference, King allowed a 63.2% completion percentage and a passer rating of 96.2 in his coverage in 2020. At the time, both were career-worsts.

However, last season, quarterbacks completed 71.4% of passes in his coverage with a passer rating of 108.9.

King also missed seven games due to injury last season.

The good news for King is that he is still only 27 years old and has plenty of starting experience in the NFL. There is every chance he signs a one-year “prove it” deal somewhere in the league. Maybe the Packers will offer him a contract.

However, given his injury history and disappointing performances over the past couple of years, it’s not a guarantee that he’ll get a new contract.