Tavarres King, a fifth-round pick by the Denver Broncos in 2014, has been bouncing from team to team trying to find an NFL home. He is currently part of a crowded field trying to earn a spot with the New York Giants as a backup wide receiver. Let's take a closer look at King as we continue our player-by-player look at the 90-man roster the Giants will bring to training camp.
2015 Season in Review
After being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when they made their final cuts, King was added to the practice squad by the Giants. He spent the entire season there and was signed to a reserve/futures contract by the team at the end of the season.
King was drafted in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft and was cut before the season began. Since then, he has spent time with the Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Buccaneers. He caught two passes for Tampa Bay in 2014.
2016 Season Outlook
Bluntly, when you look at the wide receiver group it does not look like King's chances of sticking around are very good. If you were to organize the receivers from 1-13, my estimate is that the 6-foot-1, 200-pound 25-year-old probably checks in somewhere in the bottom four right now. Can he change that during training camp and the preseason? Sure, but right now he looks like little more than a camp body.