He played in nine games this year, starting five, and collected 21 tackles and five pass deflections.
King has been dealing with this shoulder issue since tearing his labrum during his freshman year at Washington, though he labeled it as "not a concern" in August.
“That was something I had a little problem with in college a little bit but it’s something that I’ve been dealing with and I know how to deal with it,” King said back in August. “It’s something that I know is not major."
Throughout the season, King wore shoulder protection on his left arm and was forced to miss weeks 6 and 11 versus the Vikings and Ravens.
Again in November, King denied any real problems surrounding the shoulder saying, "It's feeling all right. It definitely affects you, but it's something I've been going through for a while now. I'm all right."
King then went on to insist that it would not be a problem for the rest of the season, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky. Even though Demovsky said King "sure sounds like someone who knows he needs surgery after the season."