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Cheese Curds, 6/7: Packers’ Kevin King absorbs all he can from Tramon Williams

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Past, present, and future are all represented in these two players.

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One represents the future, the other the past. But at the same time, both Kevin King and Tramon Williams represent the Green Bay Packers’ present at the cornerback position, and the two have been growing close this offseason as the Packers aim for a defensive resurgence in 2018.

King, the team’s first draft pick last year at #33 overall, was limited to just nine games due to a shoulder injury a year ago. For now, he still has yet to take any snaps in team drills during OTAs. But he has been hanging out with Williams, the veteran of 11 NFL seasons who has returned to Green Bay after a three-year hiatus.

Williams acknowledges his role on the team as a leader and he accepts it willingly, but he’s not going to let the young corners get the best of him because of it. In today’s curds, we see how his competitive fires continue to burn even as he does his best to help lead and develop a young group of players coming up behind him.

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