The Vikings signed King to a contract Thursday. Selected by the Broncos in the fifth round of the 2013 draft, King spent time with three other organizations before landing on the Giants' practice squad in September of 2015. He didn't reach the 53-man roster until Week 1 of the next season, which he capped off with a 41-yard touchdown in a wild-card loss to the Packers. King proceeded to make his greatest impact as a pro last year in the absence of Odell Beckham and Brandon Marshall. From Week 6 onward, King hauled in 18 of 37 passes for 240 yards and three TDs. Expect the 27-year-old King to compete for slotting on the Vikings' depth chart with 2016 first-rounder Laquon Treadwell.
King (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Redskins, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. King enjoyed his moment in the sun with a pair of touchdown catches in a Week 15 loss to the Eagles, but he came out of the game and hasn't practiced since. The 2013 fifth-round pick may have to compete for a roster spot next season, as he had just four career catches entering 2017 and only caught 18 of his 37 targets for 240 yards (6.5 YPT) this year. With Sterling Shepard (neck) and Evan Engram (ribs) also unavailable, the Giants are expected to deploy Roger Lewis, Travis Rudolph and Hunter Sharp in three-wide formations Sunday. Lewis could add to his streak of three straight games with double-digit targets.
King (concussion) wasn't in attendance for the Giants' practice Thursday, Dan Duggan of NJ.com reports. The fact that King hasn't even been around the Giants' facility to work out on the side during the team's first two practices of the week suggests he's not in line to clear the concussion protocol before Sunday's season finale against the Redskins. If King does indeed miss his second straight contest, he'll finish the campaign with 18 catches for 240 yards and three touchdowns across eight games, all of which are career highs.
King (concussion) wasn't present for the Giants' practice Wednesday, Dan Duggan of NJ.com reports. King's absence from practice suggests he hasn't made much notable progress in his recovery from the concussion he sustained in the Week 15 loss to the Eagles, during which the wideout recorded two catches for 70 yards and two scores. He'll need to get back on the practice field before week's end and receive clearance from an independent neurologist in order to suit up in the season finale Sunday against the Redskins.
King (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Arizona, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports. King caught two of three targets for 70 yards and two touchdowns in last week's 34-29 loss to the Eagles, but he was unable to finish out the contest due to a concussion. His upcoming absence will allow some combination of Kalif Raymond, Travis Rudolph and Hunter Sharp to get playing time in three-wide formations alongside Sterling Shepard and Roger Lewis. Raymond was the beneficiary last week with 22 snaps on offense, though he didn't draw any targets.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/09||San Francisco 49ers||23||20.38|
|2||09/16||@Green Bay Packers||32||24.13|
|4||09/28||@Los Angeles Rams||11||18.47|
|7||10/21||@New York Jets||19||20.00|
|8||10/29||New Orleans Saints||20||20.00|
|12||11/26||Green Bay Packers||32||24.13|
|13||12/02||@New England Patriots||27||22.58|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||20||10||145||2||6||14.50||26|