Last week, the Denver Broncos waived linebacker Adrian Robinson to sign receiver Tavarres King to their 53-man roster, and it looked like the rookie’s dream of playing in an NFL game was close to being realized:
“It all happened so fast, it was crazy there for a while,” King said last Tuesday. “I didn’t know if I was going to be staying here or moving up to Green Bay. But I love it here. This is where I was drafted. I want this place to be my home. Fortunately for me, I guess I got a little love back.”
King’s dreams were dashed when he found out he was being cut to make room for the return of Von Miller from his suspension.
It may have been the best thing to happen to him, as he now appears to be signing with a team where more laying time can be had:
Wide receiver Taverras King, whom Denver released Saturday, was claimed on waivers by the Carolina Panthers.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 21, 2013
I wrote a scouting report on King leading up to the 2013 NFL Draft, where he was eventually selected by the Broncos in the fifth round after a standout career at the University of Georgia. He now has a chance to complete for playing time in a Panthers receiving corps lacking consistent WRs outside of the aging Steve Smith.