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Tavarres King | Wide Receiver | #12

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/14/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 192
College: Georgia
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 5 (161) / DEN
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Giants re-signed WR Tavarres King.
This was an expected move after the Giants lost four receivers to injury including Odell Beckham and Dwayne Harris to season-enders on Sunday. King will compete for Travis Rudolph for snaps opposite Roger Lewis while Brandon Marshall and Sterling Shepard recover from ankle injuries. With the Broncos and Seahawks up next on the schedule, no one in the group is an exciting waiver add. Oct 9 - 10:26 AM

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Giants WR Tavarres King caught 1-of-2 targets for six yards in the Week 10 win over the Bengals.

King opened the night as the No. 4 receiver, but he quickly leaped Roger Lewis for No. 3 duties after Lewis kept making mistakes. King ended up playing 45-of-75 snaps and was the target on Eli Manning's second interception, a terrible deep ball into triple-coverage. King has good size and speed but will head back to the bench when Victor Cruz (ankle) returns next week.
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 12:34:00 AM

SNY's Ralph Vacchiano expects Tavarres King to open the season as the Giants' No. 4 receiver.

According to Vacchiano, King has been the Giants' best receiver the past two weeks of the preseason and one of the best in practice all summer. The light appears to have finally turned on for the 2013 fifth-rounder of the Broncos. He has a solid size-speed combo and would be in line for snaps if any of Odell Beckham, Sterling Shepard, or (gulp) Victor Cruz goes down injured.
Source: SNY
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 09:31:00 AM

Giants WR Tavarres King caught 4-of-5 passes for 80 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason finale.

The big night closed out a torrid preseason for the fourth-year journeyman, as he caught 11 passes for 206 yards and three touchdowns. He also passed the eye test in doing so. King has almost certainly assured himself a spot on the 53-man roster, but is still unlikely to start out as more than the No. 5 receiver.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 11:35:00 PM

Tavarres King caught 2-of-3 targets for 38 yards and two touchdowns in New York's third preseason game.

Both of King's scores came with the second-team offense, but he was a rare highlight on an otherwise dismal offensive evening for the G-Men. King was really moving, almost looking like he was shot out of a cannon. It's possible he's in the mix for No. 4 receiver duties, but the Giants remain attached to Dwayne Harris. Whatever his role, King is well off the fantasy radar.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 11:04:00 PM

Tavarres King worked as the Giants' No. 3 receiver in the second preseason game.

He only managed to catch 1-of-3 targets for eight yards -- he just missed staying in bounds for what would have a been a long catch down the sideline -- but he saw significant work with the first-team offense. That spot will likely belong to Victor Cruz if he can get and stay healthy, but that is far from a given. King is not fantasy viable right now, but he is a name to watch.
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 09:01:00 AM

ESPN New York reports Tavarres King is making a "strong push" for the Giants' fifth-receiver spot.

A 2013 fifth-rounder, King has bounced around the league, catching two passes in three years. The Giants have one of the league's thinnest receiver corps, but King will remain out of sight, out of mind even if he makes the 53-man roster.
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 08:09:00 PM

Jaguars waived WR Tavarres King.

A 2013 fifth-round pick, King has now been released by three teams in two seasons. King's combination of size and speed will likely land him on someone's practice squad. The Jaguars signed CB Peyton Thompson in a corresponding move. Thompson will serve as insurance in case Dwayne Gratz (hip) cannot play.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 11:57:00 AM

Jaguars signed WR Tavarres King.

A 2013 fifth-round pick of the Broncos, King was on the Panthers' practice squad. His signing is an indication the Jags expect at least one of Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and Allen Hurns (ankle) to miss Week 3.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 02:35:00 PM

Panthers waived WR Tavarres King.

King was thought to be the favorite for situational deep threat duties after Tiquan Underwood was released. He had a solid preseason opener, but followed it up with three lackluster efforts. King will likely get another shot on a receiver-needy team thanks to his 4.40 wheels and 6'1/200 size.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 09:39:00 AM

Tavarres King appears to have overtaken Brenton Bersin as the Panthers' No. 4 wide receiver.

The top three are Kelvin Benjamin, Jerricho Cotchery, and Jason Avant. King ran 4.40 at the 2013 Combine with a quality 10-foot-3 broad jump at just over 6-foot, 189. He could serve as a situational deep threat for the Panthers.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 08:21:00 PM

ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton said WR Tavarres King's "stock is rising."

King wrapped up a reportedly solid week of camp by catching all four of his targets for 50 yards against the Bills Friday night. A fifth-round pick of the Broncos last season, King has the talent to challenge Jason Avant for the No. 3 receiver job. He is a name to watch this preseason.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 10:08:00 AM

Tavarres King and Marvin McNutt would be the Panthers starting receivers if the season started today.

Over the last week, the Panthers have cut Steve Smith, whiffed on Hakeem Nicks/James Jones, and watched Brandon LaFell/Ted Ginn/Domenik Hixon sign elsewhere. GM Dave Gettleman will likely add a veteran in the form of Jerricho Cotchery or maybe Kenny Britt, but King is a name to watch. He led the NCAA in yards per reception at 22.6 as a senior at Georgia, lit up Alabama for 128 yards on five catches in the SEC title game and has 4.47 wheels.
Wed, Mar 19, 2014 10:20:00 AM

Panthers declared WR Tavarres King inactive for Sunday's Week 10 game at San Francisco.

King hasn't caught a pass since the Panthers claimed him off waivers three weeks ago. The Panthers head into this game very healthy. The rest of their: WR Marvin McNutt, DB Josh Norman, DB James Dockery, G Chris Scott, TE Brandon Williams and DL Wes Horton.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 02:46:00 PM

Panthers claimed WR Tavarres King off waivers from the Broncos.

A fifth-round pick in April's draft, King was promoted to the Broncos' active roster last week after the Packers displayed interest, but they apparently didn't have a spot for him for Week 8. He'll bring up the rear of Carolina's receiver corps, but has an excellent shot at remaining on the active roster through the end of the regular season. The Panthers are woefully thin at wideout.
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 04:49:00 PM

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