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Panthers claim Tavarres King off waivers

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The Broncos tried to hang onto wide receiver Tavarres King, but couldn’t keep everyone at bay.

A week after promoting him from the practice squad to keep him away from the Packers, the Broncos lost him on waivers to the Panthers Monday.

He was exposed to waivers when they needed a spot to activate linebacker Von Miller.

King was initially a fifth-round pick of the Broncos, but didn’t make it through final cuts and they stashed him on the practice squad. He’ll have more of a chance to play for the Panthers, who have gotten good work out of Ted Ginn but continue to look for receiving options.

To make room for him on the roster, the Panthers released cornerback D.J. Moore.

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20 Responses to “Panthers claim Tavarres King off waivers”
  1. packattack1967 says: Oct 21, 2013 5:38 PM

    elway hosed this kid big time.

  2. emoney826 says: Oct 21, 2013 5:45 PM

    Bet he wishes he took the packers offer now. In Carolina, you’ll be a nobody. In green bay, Rodgers would have made him look like a superstar. Example: Jarrett Boykins

  3. jimmysee says: Oct 21, 2013 5:55 PM

    Memo to Tavarres: always remember, no good dead goes unpunished.

  4. jimmysee says: Oct 21, 2013 5:57 PM

    no good deed goes unpunished!

  5. cheesewizz says: Oct 21, 2013 6:03 PM

    King doesn’t have a choice does he? DEN gets a chance to call him up if someone offers him a spor off the PS?

  6. vegasgreek says: Oct 21, 2013 6:15 PM

    Packers were too worried today about the health of TE Jermichael Finley to grab King off the waiver wire. James Jones might be back for the Bears game. Chris Harper the WR the Packers got from SF has been compared yo a young A Bolden type. TT might end up with King next year anyway iof he doesn’t draft a WR in the 2nd round. One thing is 100% for sure Greg Jennings is sorry he left the Packers for a LAST PLACE TEAM !

  7. xemper0rx says: Oct 21, 2013 6:21 PM

    Packers wouldn’t have been able to claim him off of waivers because the waiver wire goes by record.

  8. vegasgreek says: Oct 21, 2013 6:31 PM

    thanks for telling me that’s good to know. I know TT will NOT be making any trades by next weeks trading deadline.

  9. bcajun says: Oct 21, 2013 6:54 PM

    Damn coulda got a championship!!

  10. armoderate says: Oct 21, 2013 7:13 PM

    Our “Mayor” Fox got that one wrong. Should have cut Hillman and kept King. Starting to wonder about whether Fox can get a team back to the Superbowl.

  11. kampfire90 says: Oct 21, 2013 8:59 PM

    Excellent signing by the Panthers. The guy has tons of potential & Cam Newton can get the ball to him. Could be a long-term fixture for Carolina, depending on how they choose to use him & how he plays on game days.

  12. mn1288 says: Oct 21, 2013 9:10 PM

    He found out fast there’s no such thing as loyalty in this league….pretty greasy move by Elway.

    And no….Denver will not be getting to the SB with that sieve defense.

  13. taurusturner says: Oct 21, 2013 10:24 PM

    Great pick up by Carolina! I think they could definitely utilize him ASAP. I would waive Nixon and have him take that roster spot as the #4 wideout. See what he and Marvin McNutt can do. Cam really needs more weapons. Well overdue great job Gettelman. # Keep Pounding!

  14. panthernation45 says: Oct 21, 2013 11:39 PM

    I’m hoping he can become something, Gettelman is proving that he can find some diamonds in the rough. Mike Mitchell, Blackburn and Kawann Short, our 2nd rounder are playing great right now and Robert Lester is showing he was a steal as a UFA. Hopefully we can get Mitchell on a new contract as long as he keeps playing like he has and remains an emotional leader.

    I would say cut Hixon if someone else comes along worth picking up.. but he’s valuable on ST right now . The thing with our offense is that we usually dont run any sets with a 4th wideout unless they put olsen out wide.

    We’ll see what happens! #PantherPride

  15. jgedgar70 says: Oct 22, 2013 8:50 AM

    armoderate says:
    Oct 21, 2013 7:13 PM
    Our “Mayor” Fox got that one wrong. Should have cut Hillman and kept King. Starting to wonder about whether Fox can get a team back to the Superbowl.
    _____
    What you in Denver are finding out is that Fox doesn’t know Thing One about offense, and he doesn’t care. This guy actually likes punts. I think it’s a crime he gets to coach the greatest QB ever.

    I’m not sure how much King will play for us, as Smith, LaFell and Ginn have solidified the top 3 WR spots. He has potential, so I hope we can use him.

  16. johnniemayes says: Oct 22, 2013 11:19 AM

    This is a great example of a GM who has no idea what he is doing. He simply picks up King because he saw interest from Packers and Broncos. The reality is King is a project, he wouldn’t have played in Green Bay. King is raw and needs a year or two to settle in to a system. Should a team as bad as the Panthers be picking up projects? Plus the Panthers aren’t known for developing wide receivers so good luck with that.

  17. gotdressedinabooth says: Oct 22, 2013 12:53 PM

    @Johnnie… as bad as the Panthers? Granted we don’t have a prolific offense or a certain proclivity of picking up offensive talent to surround Cam, the Panthers are far from a bad team. Two plays from being a team at 5-1. Joe Fan.

    I don’t know much about this guy, but if he’s half the receiver that Anquan is, I think he could definitely help out the offensive staleness that plagues the Panthers at inopportune times.

  18. jgedgar70 says: Oct 22, 2013 12:53 PM

    johnniemayes says:
    Oct 22, 2013 11:19 AM
    This is a great example of a GM who has no idea what he is doing. He simply picks up King because he saw interest from Packers and Broncos. The reality is King is a project, he wouldn’t have played in Green Bay. King is raw and needs a year or two to settle in to a system. Should a team as bad as the Panthers be picking up projects? Plus the Panthers aren’t known for developing wide receivers so good luck with that.
    _____
    If you take a close look at the standings, you will see that the Panthers are .500 and a half-game out of a playoff spot. Mediocre? Yes. Bad? No. If you want to see bad, look at the Vikings, Giants, Bucs and Jags.

  19. virgiltab says: Oct 22, 2013 1:14 PM

    “johnniemayes says:
    Oct 22, 2013 11:19 AM
    This is a great example of a GM who has no idea what he is doing. He simply picks up King because he saw interest from Packers and Broncos. The reality is King is a project, he wouldn’t have played in Green Bay. King is raw and needs a year or two to settle in to a system. Should a team as bad as the Panthers be picking up projects? Plus the Panthers aren’t known for developing wide receivers so good luck with that.”

    @johnniemayes – I would tend to agree with you on developing WR’s (Except Steve Smith and Muhsin Muhammad)

    What a lot of non Panther fans don’t know is Ricky Proehl is now the WR coach. Ricky Proehl was the definition of a WR when he played and it’s already evident with our current WR core his impact on Lafell and Ginn. Sharp route running and catching the ball with their hands. T King is a great Project for Ricky Proehl to teach this kid to be a pro

  20. muskyhunter2542 says: Oct 22, 2013 1:18 PM

    2013 Denver Broncos = 2011 Green Bay Packers

    Both teams have/had amazing offenses and bad defenses.
    Both should have gone undefeated had they had a decent defense.

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