King had already been ruled out for Sunday's season finale against the Redskins, so the move is likely just to open up a roster spot. Roger Lewis, Travis Rudolph and Hunter Sharp are expected to be utilized in three-wide formations Sunday, since Sterling Shepard (neck) and Evan Engram (ribs) are also ruled out.
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.
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'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.
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