LBs Za’Darius Smith and Rashan Gary also questionable to play against Tampa Bay
GREEN BAY - Cornerback Kevin King is one of four players the Packers have listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Linebackers Za'Darius Smith (ankle) and Rashan Gary (ankle), and defensive lineman Montravius Adams (neck) also are questionable. Running back/returner Tyler Ervin (wrist) has been ruled out.
King exited with a quadriceps injury in the second half of the Packers' 30-16 win over Atlanta before the Week 5 bye. He sat out of practice on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday before returning Friday in a limited capacity.
"I think that'll be more of a game-time decision," Head Coach Matt LaFleur said. "We'll go back and watch the tape, and talk to Kevin, see how he's feeling tomorrow, and just kind of give him up 'til game time to see if he can go or not."
Without Tyler Ervin (wrist), LaFleur mentioned cornerback Josh Jackson and receiver Darrius Shepherd as possible options on returns. First-year receiver Malik Taylor also has previous experience on kickoffs.
The Packers also removed receiver Davante Adams (hamstring) and defensive lineman Kenny Clark (groin) from the injury report, clearing the way for both Pro Bowlers to return. Both were full participants in practice this week.
Clark hasn't played since leaving after 15 snaps in the regular-season opener against Minnesota last month. He felt like he could have played against Atlanta on Oct. 5, but believes the bye helped his mobility back on the practice field this week.
"I feel great," Clark said. "It's been tough not being out there with my teammates, but I just got a chance to watch the guys, help coach them up when they're on the field and learn some more stuff."
Along with Adams and Clark, the Packers removed four other players from the injury report who are expected to be available Sunday: tight end Marcedes Lewis (knee), cornerbacks Jaire Alexander (hand/knee) and Chandon Sullivan (concussion), and linebacker Krys Barnes (shoulder). Lewis returned to practice Friday in limited fashion after sitting out on Monday and Thursday.
Tampa Bay listed cornerback Carlton Davis (abdomen), defensive lineman Khalil Davis (ankle), and running back Leonard Fournette (ankle) all questionable.
The Buccaneers removed 10 players from the injury report who are expected to be available: receivers Mike Evans (ankle), Chris Godwin (hamstring), Justin Watson (chest) and Scotty Miller (hip/groin), safety Jordan Whitehead (knee), linebacker Lavonte David (knee), tight end Rob Gronkowski (shoulder), running back LeSean McCoy (ankle), outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul (knee), and defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh (not injury related).
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