The Packers placed rookie corner Kevin King on IR Wednesday and scheduled his season-ending surgery. King has battled shoulder issues since his college days and re-agravated the injury in training camp. His shoulder never got better and had to be set back in place up to 10 times during the season. He missed nine out of 12 games because of it. Friday’s injury report delivered even worse news for the secondary. Davon House is listed as doubtful with a shoulder injury. The Packers will likely be without their top two corners in Cleveland as they take on the 0-12 Browns.
House, like King, has missed three games because of his shoulder. If he is unable to go Sunday, the Packers will be down to Damarious Randall and Josh Hawkins as their starters. Randall has turned things around since his week four benching vs Chicago. He is tied for the league lead in interceptions among corners.
Randall will likely be matched up with 6’3″ receiver Josh Gordon. Gordon played for the first time since 2014 on Sunday and made four catches for 85 yards. Former Packers CB Casey Hayward said Gordon was the tougher cover he has faced this season besides Odell Beckham Jr.
The Packers were hoping to add depth by activating Demetri Goodson off the PUP list Wednesday. Goodson has not played since he suffered a scary knee injury in last year’s playoffs. Goodson has officially been listed as out for Sunday’s game in Cleveland with a hamstring injury.
The Packers will put a lot on the plate of safety Morgan Burnett who often plays in the slot when injuries creep up.
The Packers still need to win out to have a shot at the playoffs. The Saints provided no help losing to the Falcons on Thursday. Regardless of circumstances, the Packers are not looking pass the Browns.
DT Mike Daniels reiterated this stating, “they are an NFL team, can’t pay attention records.”
___________________Brandon Carwile was a Cheesehead at birth. His dad grew up attending games at Lambeau and passed on the legacy. He has covered the Packers for over five years and currently works with packerstalk.com. Find him on twitter at @PackerScribe.