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Packers injury report: Kevin King named a full participant

Defensive linemen Dean Lowry, Kingsley Keke, and Jack Heflin were non-participants.

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In non-COVID news, Packers cornerback Kevin King was listed as a full participant in Green Bay’s first injury report of the week. King, who injured his shoulder against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 5, has been held out of play for virtually a month. Beyond his shoulder injury, a back injury was added to his status last week.

King could start this week, as the Packers have had up-and-down play out of first Isaac Yiadom and then Rasul Douglas as the starters opposite of rookie Eric Stokes. Yiadom was just placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list today, along with quarterback Aaron Rodgers (ever heard of him?)

The only three Packers to not practice today were all interior defensive linemen: Jack Heflin (illness), Kingsley Keke (concussion), and Dean Lowry (hamstring.) Keke left last week’s game with a concussion, so it was assumed that he was in the league’s concussion protocol, but the other two players were unexpected. It’s worth noting that the Packers just signed two interior defensive linemen to their practice squad and protected practice-squadder R.J. McIntosh for the first time this season. There may be a chance that McIntosh is called up from the practice squad to play against the Chiefs this week.

Tackle Dennis Kelly, who has been dealing with a back injury for the majority of the season, was listed as a limited participant in practice on Wednesday.

On the Chiefs’ side of the injury report, only three players were anything short of full participants less than 48 hours after playing on Monday Night Football: backup tackle Mike Remmers (DNP, knee), starting defensive lineman Chris Jones (limited, back/wrist), and tight end Dan Brown (DNP, traded for yesterday.)

There has been no news about the activations of receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling (injured reserve, hamstring), tackle David Bakhtiari (physically unable to perform, knee), or receiver Davante Adams (reserve/COVID-19), who all could return to the team’s 53-man roster this week.