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Packers place Kevin King on IR for the second straight season, per report

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The Packers placed their top pick from 2017 and a backup running back on injured reserve and claimed Fadol Brown and Natrell Jamerson to replace them.

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For a second year in a row, cornerback Kevin King’s season will end on injured reserve. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the Green Bay Packers have placed King along with running back Tre Carson on injured reserve.

King, the Packers’ top draft pick in 2017, entered the NFL with shoulder issues that eventually required surgery. That injury cost King nearly half of his rookie season and landed him on injured reserve last December. This year, a hamstring problem limited King to just six games and will now end his sophomore campaign. While one injury has nothing to do with the other, the propensity for King to miss time with injuries has become a troubling development in his young career.

To fill the roster spots vacated by King and Carson, the Packers have claimed defensive lineman Fadol Brown and defensive back Natrell Jamerson off waivers. Brown appeared in eight games this season for the Raiders before the team cut him earlier this week. As for Jamerson, the Houston Texans waived him to make room for recently activated running back D’Onta Foreman.

When all the moves become official, the Packers’ roster will stand at 53 players.