GREEN BAY, Wis. — The early end to rookie Kevin King’s season in Green Bay opened a path for Demetri Goodson to return to the secondary following a serious knee injury.

King’s season is over after the team placed the cornerback on injured reserve Wednesday with a lingering shoulder injury.

The 6-foot-3 King, who was inactive for two of the past three games, gave the defence a mix of height and speed that they had been lacking at cornerback to play effective press coverage.

He played well in spurts. But King was playing with a brace, and the shoulder had become enough of an issue that the Packers decided to shut him down for the season.

“You see a lot of potential in him. I just can’t wait to see what he’s going to do next year,” cornerback Damarious Randall said.

King was the team’s top draft pick this year as the first selection of the second round — the 33rd overall pick — out of Washington. He made 27 tackles in nine games as a rookie, making five starts.

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