The Green Bay Packers will suit up in Washington for a week three game on Sunday, but they will do so without one starter in the secondary. Cornerback Kevin King, who left last week’s game against the Minnesota Vikings with a groin injury, has been ruled out for this Sunday’s game on the team’s Friday injury report.
King left the game around halftime and did not return. The coaching staff chose veteran Davon House as his primary replacement, which was a tough draw against the likes of Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. Diggs caught a 75-yard touchdown against House and safety Kentrell Brice midway through the fourth quarter after beating House off the line. However, this week House is listed as questionable for the game himself, showing up on the report with a biceps injury.
If House also cannot play, that would leave the Packers with just three healthy cornerbacks: Tramon Williams and rookies Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson. This is in light of the team’s decision to release reserve corner Deante Burton this week to make room for running back Aaron Jones, who was coming off suspension. However, the team might get some good news for the secondary, as safety Josh Jones and linebacker Oren Burks are also both questionable for the game, potentially making their 2018 debuts this week. Having those athletic interior defenders available may lead to fewer six- and seven-defensive back alignments for defensive coordnator Mike Pettine.
Of course, quarterback Aaron Rodgers also showed up on the report this week, still listed as questionable with his knee injury. However, all expectations are that Rodgers will play once again, since he played and played well a week ago.
Meanwhile, Washington has five players on their report as well, including one starter out on the offensive line.
Packers Injury Report
CB Kevin King (groin)
ILB Oren Burks (shoulder), CB Davon House (biceps), S Josh Jones (ankle), QB Aaron Rodgers (knee)
Washington Injury Report
S Troy Apke (hamstring), G Shawn Lauvao (calf)
ILB Zach Brown (oblique), WR Maurice Harris (concussion), WR Paul Richardson (shoulder/knee)