It looks like Tavarres King will get a chance to make an impact with an NFL team this season.
The former Georgia Bulldog WR recently signed with the New York Giants, and there is a chance that King could start for the team on Sunday. The Giants recently lost receivers Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall, and Dwayne Harris to season-ending injuries while other receivers are battling minor injuries.
The Giants turned to King and officially announced the signing on Monday afternoon. King was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft but has yet to make a serious impact in the league. He did play with the Giants last season and recorded two catches for 50 yards in seven games.
The Giants announced the signing on Twitter:
#NYGiants place Odell Beckham Jr. and Dwayne Harris on IR, sign WRs Travis Rudolph and Tavarres King.
— New York Giants (@Giants) October 9, 2017
Ian Rapoport shared his thoughts on King and the Giants situation, and he believes there is a chance King may be called upon to start this weekend. Here is video of his comments from Twitter:
Given all the injuries at receiver, with their 4 top targets out for a few weeks at minimum, new players like Tavarres King are now starters pic.twitter.com/m61iEjv2JF
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 9, 2017
King finished his Georgia career with 136 catches for 2,602 yards and 21 TDs. He did post back-to-back 40-catch seasons from 2011-2012 and had a career-high 950 yards during his senior year.