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Packers list Kevin King as questionable for NFC Championship Game

The fourth-year cornerback has missed five games due to injury this year.

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Cornerback Kevin King has been listed as questionable ahead of the PackersNFC Championship matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, one of two players given an injury designation in the final injury report of the week. The other, defensive lineman Kingsley Keke, has been ruled out.

King missed the Packers’ first meeting with the Buccaneers this season, a 38-10 loss in Week 10. With King out of the lineup, 2018 second-round pick Josh Jackson played every snap. Things did not go well, and Jackson was relegated to a reserve role for most the remainder of the season.

However, this time around the Packers have some additional flexibility. Recently signed Tramon Williams has experience in Mike Pettine’s scheme and, at the very least, should be able to log a few snaps. It won’t be the Packers’ preferred lineup in the secondary, but the Packers won’t have to turn to a low-end draft pick, undrafted free agent, or Josh Jackson to fill in for King if he’s unable to go.

The Packers should have plenty of depth available to fill in for Keke on the defensive line. Pettine is hardly known for heavy fronts, and with Kenny Clark, Dean Lowry, Tyler Lancaster, and Damon Harrison all healthy, they should have plenty of options.

No one else on the Packers’ injury report received a designation today, though nine players were limited participants in practice. Most notable among them were Krys Barnes and Mason Crosby, though all evidence points to both being available Sunday.

For Tampa Bay, the only players with injury statuses are wide receiver Antonio Brown and safety Antoine Winfield. Brown will not play, but Winfield appeared on the report with an ankle injury late this week and is questionable.

Packers Injury Report - NFCCG

Player Position Injury Wednesday Status Thursday Status Friday Status Game Status
Player Position Injury Wednesday Status Thursday Status Friday Status Game Status
Krys Barnes ILB Thumb Limited Limited Limited --
Mason Crosby K JK Scott (shoulder) Limited Limited Limited --
AJ Dillon RB Quad Limited Limited Limited --
Kingsley Keke DL Concussion Limited Limited DNP Out
Kevin King CB Back -- -- DNP Questionable
Allen Lazard WR Wrist/back Limited Limited Limited --
Marcedes Lewis TE Knee Limited DNP Full --
Will Redmond S Knee Full Limited Limited --
Za'Darius Smith OLB Thumb Limited Limited Limited --
Equanimeous St. Brown WR Knee/ankle Limited Limited Limited --
Rick Wagner OT Knee Limited Limited Limited --
Jamaal Williams RB Ankle Limited Limited Limited --

Buccaneers Injury Report - NFCCG

Player Position Injury Wednesday Status Thursday Status Friday Status Game Status
Player Position Injury Wednesday Status Thursday Status Friday Status Game Status
Antonio Brown WR Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Mike Evans WR Knee Limited Limited Limited --
Chris Godwin WR Quad Limited Limited Limited --
Ronald Jones RB Quad/finger Limited Limited Full --
Jeremiah Ledbetter DL Calf Full Full Full --
Ali Marpet G Pectoral Full Full Full --
Sean Murphy-Bunting CB Quad/ankle Limited Limited Full --
Jason Pierre-Paul OLB Knee/Not injury related DNP DNP DNP --
Ndamukong Suh DT Not injury related -- -- DNP --
Jordan Whitehead S Knee Limited Limited Full --
Antoine Winfield, Jr. S Ankle -- Full DNP Questionable