King figures to play a "decent amount" in Sunday's game against Dallas, according to ESPN's Jordan Raanan.
Raanan and SNY's Ralph Vacchiano have both suggested that King made a strong late push to overtake Dwayne Harris for the No. 4 spot on the depth chart. If indeed true, King could be just one Odell Beckham/Sterling Shepard injury away from a starting job outside, as No. 3 wideout Victor Cruz may almost exclusively operate from the slot. It also remains to be seen how many snaps Cruz will play in his first game since October 2014. If Cruz is at all limited, King could conceivably push for 20+ snaps on offense.
He'll battle Roger Lewis for the fifth WR job after a strong showing in camp won him the role.
King may have locked up a roster spot after catching two passes for 38 yards and two touchdowns Saturday, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
King is a 26-year old journeyman, but he's been the team's most consistent receiver among those on the roster bubble during camp. At 6-1, 200 with 4.47 40 speed, he's a good athlete and provides a little more size than the three players ahead him (Odell Beckham, Sterling Shepard and Victor Cruz) on the depth chart, but he's hardly an ideal red-zone target.
This will be more relevant if Victor Cruz (groin) is cut. Reports on Cruz's last practice were good, but if Cruz's constant injuries prove too much from which to return, someone will have to land the team's No. 3 WR job, and right now King has the upper hand. Keep in mind King is 26 with only average size and decent speed.
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