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Caleb King | Running Back

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/10/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 220
College: Georgia
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Vikings waived RB Caleb King.
This is hardly a surprise. Already a roster longshot, King put his football future in jeopardy by allegedly fracturing another man's skull and leaving him with possible brain damage over the weekend. In the meantime, King has been released from custody without charges. After showing up to camp out of shape last season, he's running out of chances to carve out an NFL career. Tue, May 1, 2012 05:06:00 PM

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The Vikings are still "gathering information" on RB Caleb King's Saturday arrest on suspicion of assault.

After being teased about "resembling a certain celebrity," King allegedly fractured his victim's skull and left him with possible brain damage. A fringe talent to begin with, King won't be with the Vikings in 2012.
Mon, Apr 30, 2012 09:18:00 AM

Vikings RB Caleb King has been arrested on suspicion of assault.

Arrested early Saturday, King is accused of beating a 22-year-old man who "teased King about resembling a certain celebrity." The victim suffered skull and facial fractures. He remains hospitalized, and is in serious condition. Promoted from the practice squad in Week 17, King went without a carry. This severely dampens his chances of earning a roster spot in camp.
Sat, Apr 28, 2012 07:42:00 PM

Vikings promoted RB Caleb King from the practice squad.

Among the Vikings' final cuts after going unclaimed in the supplemental draft, King will slot in behind Toby Gerhart and Lorenzo Booker with Adrian Peterson out for Week 17. Reportedly out of shape last summer, King will have to prove he's dedicated to football to draw any interest this offseason.
Mon, Dec 26, 2011 02:11:00 PM

Vikings waived RB Caleb King, OG Chris DeGeare, OT Ryan Cook, and OT Thomas Welch.

Defensive back Cord Parks was waived/injured. DeGeare is probably the biggest surprise after competing for the starting right guard job in camp. King showed very little during his time on the roster, and we're skeptical that he has a future at all in the NFL after running a 4.7 before the supplemental draft.
Sat, Sep 3, 2011 06:25:00 PM

Supplemental rookie Caleb King dropped two passes in his first day of practice with the Vikings on Wednesday.

Beat writer Tom Pelissero also observed that King, "looks out of shape," and says he'd be "stunned" if King was more than a practice squad candidate. King could've done a better job if keeping his body conditioned during the offseason, and his agent could've done a better job of finding his client a landing spot. Going to Minnesota was never in King's best interests.
Wed, Aug 24, 2011 05:03:00 PM

Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune believes rookie RB Caleb King was signed for mere preseason insurance.

Toby Gerhart is nursing a sore ankle and Achilles', and the Vikings don't want to use Adrian Peterson very much in the preseason. Craig suggests that King could either head to the practice squad or perhaps be converted to fullback (an odd idea). Either way, King is highly unlikely to make the roster at tailback.
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 08:28:00 AM

Vikings signed former Georgia RB Caleb King.

It's a questionable selection for King, who was not selected in Monday's supplemental draft. He's behind Adrian Peterson, Toby Gerhart, and coaching staff favorite Lorenzo Booker, and would need the Vikes to keep four running backs on the Opening Day roster to make the final 53. King is a late-round kind of talent, so he may simply have not had great alternatives.
Mon, Aug 22, 2011 06:03:00 PM

Former Georgia RB Caleb King was not selected in Monday's supplemental draft.

Terrelle Pryor was the only player drafted, leaving King and former North Carolina DE Michael McAdoo, among others, as undrafted rookies available to sign as free agents. King was the second-highest rated supplemental draft-eligible, and met with the Lions before the draft. He should catch onto a roster shortly.
Mon, Aug 22, 2011 02:17:00 PM

Former Georgia RB Caleb King has reportedly met with the Lions.

King was a backup at UGA, turning in a disappointing college career as a former five-star recruit. The Lions are looking high and low for a power runner, and could roll the dice on the 5'11", 220-pound King in the late rounds of the supplemental draft.
Source: Scout.com
Thu, Aug 18, 2011 02:54:00 PM

Former Georgia RB Caleb King ran a 4.49 forty-yard dash at his personal Pro Day Monday, in advance of the supplemental draft.

The supplemental draft, originally set for August 17, may be pushed back a "day or two" while the NFL decides whether to grant Terrelle Pryor eligibility. King helped himself with the sub-4.5 time, though he's still considered more of a late-round to free agent prospect. Five players are already eligible: King, Northern Illinois S Tracy Wilson, North Carolina DE Michael McAdoo, Western Carolina CB Torez Jones, and Lindenwood DE Keenan Mace.
Mon, Aug 15, 2011 08:35:00 PM

Former Georgia RB Caleb King will hold a personal Pro Day on Monday in advance of the August 17 supplemental draft.

The workout will take place on the Georgia campus. King was declared academically ineligible -- he wasn't kicked off the team -- so he's stayed in close contact with coaches and should get favorable reviews from them in talks with NFL scouts. We'd still be surprised if he was selected before round seven.
Sat, Aug 13, 2011 11:52:00 AM

Former Georgia RB Caleb King has entered the supplemental draft after being declared academically ineligible for the 2011 college season.

King, a former five-star high school recruit, was a disappointment at Georgia, averaging 4.98 career yards per carry while being used mostly as a backup. According to Profootballtalk.com, the scouting service BLESTO graded King as a sixth-rounder entering his senior season, while National Scouting gave him a priority UDFA grade. We suspect King won't be picked in the supplemental draft and will eventually have to sign as a free agent.
Mon, Jul 11, 2011 01:42:00 PM

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