Vikings Sign WR Tavarres King

Minnesota adds depth at wide receiver

The Minnesota Vikings signed wide receiver Tavarres King Thursday. King, who is listed at 6-1, 192 pounds, last played for the New York Giants.

King, 27, was drafted in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. He failed to make the roster and bounced around the league until he landed with the Giants in 2016. During that time he was with the Panthers, Jaguars, Buccaneers and Giants. The last two seasons in New York he had 20 catches for 290 yards with three touchdowns.

He played in one playoff game in January of 2017, catching three passes for a career-high 73 yards with one touchdown against the Green Bay Packers.

The University of Georgia alum caught 135 passes for 2,602 yards with 20 touchdowns in his Bulldog career.

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Sean Borman

Sean Borman is a writer with Minnesota roots that's still somehow an optimist. He was an intern with the Vikings during college and previously wrote for Rant Sports. You can find Sean on the golf course and on Twitter @SeanBoarMan.

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  1. With the way the Vikings roster is set up I would not be shocked to see them taking a WR in the first 3 rounds if he is rated as BPA ~ I’m not saying they will ~ If there was ever a year when they can afford to take the best pure BPA this is the ~, Of course, they could draft for depth in case they lose some players after this year in free agency ~ Thats what will make this year draft so much fun to watch ~ The starting roster is set outside of OG ~ I dont see them taking a OT as the first OL off the board and they could wait till rounds 2 or 3 to draft a OC\Center type to plug into right OG ~ Or they could slide Reemers or Compton in at right OG and then if Remmers gets the job them Compton and Hill could fight it out at right OT and go all defense with the first 3 rounds ~ I want lie I don’t have any clue how the Vikings might draft ~ But I will be watching most of the picks in the late part of each round just to see who they picked ~

    1. I think you’re right, this year’s draft is going to be a particularly fun one to watch. It’s just adding to an already stacked roster (minus OL)

  2. Spielman/Zim and Co. are making moves I really like. It seems every year we are getting better and better at roster building, cap management, finding gems/steals that fit what we are trying to build. I love this team. More work to do, but fun watching it get put together. Hopefully some great players fall to us in Draft. SKOL