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Packers CB Kevin King avoids PUP list to start training camp, per report

With Kevin King starting camp healthy, the Packers need only wait for Darnell Savage’s return from the non-football injury list to see their full starting secondary in action.

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Injuries have sidelined cornerback Kevin King for much of his tenure with the Green Bay Packers. Fortunately for both parties, King will not land on the physically unable to perform list to start training camp, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Since the Packers selected King with the No. 33 overall pick in 2017, the corner has missed 17 games in total with shoulder and groin injuries. Those health issues have stymied King’s progress, though he remains part of the team’s starting secondary entering the new season. A healthy start could allow King to finally break through and validate his lofty draft status.

With King starting camp without a major health issue, the Packers will only have to wait for first-round rookie Darnell Savage’s return to see its entire starting secondary on the field. Savage will begin training camp on the non-football illness list, reportedly due to the recent removal of his wisdom teeth. Accordingly, Savage shouldn’t miss more than a few days of camp, allowing the unit to work together in full before long.

The Packers’ first practice of training camp takes place Thursday at 10:15 a.m. CT on Ray Nitschke Field. The practice is open to the public.