Desmond King

#20 DB / L.A. Chargers / EXP: 4YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 200 lb Age: 25 College: Iowa Bye 10

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  • King (ankle) is healthy and ready to go for the upcoming season, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports. King injured his ankle in the Chargers' 2019 season finale and had to exit early. It was never announced how serious the issue was, but it appears he's good to go as the coming campaign approaches. The dynamic slot cornerback and return man will be a part of a stacked secondary in Los Angeles.

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  • King (ankle) could be a candidate to be traded after the Chargers added returner Joe Reed in the 2020 NFL Draft, Mike Clay of ESPN.com reports. At first glance, the report seems odd considering King was still a playmaker in the slot with the Chargers last season. But the offseason signing of Chris Harris likely takes away King's starting role on defense, and the decision to draft explosive returner Reed in the fifth could remove the third-year corner's chances to make an impact in the return game. Slot corners were devalued to a near absurd level in free agency this offseason, so while the Chargers may try to sniff out some sort of trade market for King, they might be surprised with how little interest they get in return.

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  • King (ankle) has been ruled out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Chiefs. King was a healthy scratch in Week 15's loss to the Vikings, and he logged a season-low 21 defensive snaps in Week 16's loss to the Raiders. The third-year corner's playing time was already dwindling, and now his season is over. King will finish the year with 51 tackles (40 solo), 2.5 sacks and two pass breakups. In his stead, Brandon Facyson figures to see an uptick in usage.

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  • King (ankle) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against Kansas City. It's unclear how King suffered the injury, but he was forced to leave the game late in the first quarter. As long as the 2017 fifth-round pick is sidelined, look for Troymaine Pope to handle return duties, and Brandon Facyson to see an increase in cornerback snaps.

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  • King wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report. King was a surprise inactive during this past Sunday's loss to the Vikings, listed out for non-injury reasons. Denzel Perryman and Roderic Teamer didn't play Week 14 after missing a team meeting, but there weren't any reports that King's absence was related. Whatever the issue, it seems to be behind King, and he should be ready for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK
1 09/13 @Cincinnati Bengals 19
2 09/20 Kansas City Chiefs 13
3 09/27 Carolina Panthers 16
4 10/04 @Tampa Bay Buccaneers 15
5 10/13 @New Orleans Saints 26
6 10/18 New York Jets 17
7 10/25 @Miami Dolphins 27
8 11/01 Jacksonville Jaguars 32
9 11/08 Las Vegas Raiders 6
10 BYE - -
11 11/22 @Denver Broncos 7
12 11/29 @Buffalo Bills 20
13 12/06 New England Patriots 24
14 12/13 Atlanta Falcons 14
15 12/18 @Las Vegas Raiders 6
16 12/27 Denver Broncos 7
17 01/03 @Kansas City Chiefs 13