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By: Tanishka Mhaskar
April 5th, 2018

Vikings Sign Former Giants WR Tavarres King

Drafted in the 5th round, 161st overall pick, Tavarres King has been a bit of a journeyman. He has spent time with 4 different NFL teams before coming to Minnesota. Throughout his career King has started 3 games and appeared in 17. 

King started all 3 games last season for an injury-riddled Giants team but he has shown that when he is given a chance, he can produce. King finished the 2017 season with 18 receptions for 240 yards and 3 touchdowns. 

It is also relieving to know that King has appeared in one playoff game. Although he was WR6 for the Giants in the 2016 season, King managed to log in 3 receptions for 73 yards and the only Giants TD of the night. 

How Does This Affect The Rest Of The Roster?

Below the Minnesota Vikings WR1 and WR2 spots with Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, respectively, the WR roster is still a bit muddy. The Vikings have an incredibly talented starting WR duo but have struggled to find an able WR3. 

2016 1st-round pick Laquon Treadwell was expected to be a reliable WR3, maybe higher. He certainly hasn't lived up to the expectations. It was expected for Treadwell and newly signed receiver Kendall Wright to compete for the spot in training camp but with the addition of Tavarres King, things have gotten even cloudier. 

Not to mention, Brandon Zylstra, Cayleb Jones and Stacey Coley will be fighting for a spot on the roster. Training camp will surely be dramatic this season. 

Tavarres King, get ready for the best season of your life, and get ready to represent the Bold North.