Tavarres King signs with Vikings

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The Vikings added another wide receiver to the roster on Thursday.

The team announced that Tavarres King has agreed to a contract with the team. The Vikings also signed Kendall Wright as a free agent last week.

King bounced around the league after the Broncos picked him in the fifth round of the 2013 draft and made his first regular season appearances with the Buccaneers in 2015. King found a more frequent role with the Giants over the last two seasons, appearing in 15 games and catching 20 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns. He also had three catches for 73 yards and a touchdown in a playoff loss to the Packers after the 2016 season.

King and Wright join Laquon Treadwell and 2017 seventh-rounder Stacy Coley as options behind starting wideouts Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs.

28 responses to “Tavarres King signs with Vikings

  1. He also had three catches for 73 yards and a touchdown in a playoff loss to the Packers after the 2016 season.

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    who doesn’t score TD’s against that sorry group??

  2. New England Patriots trade a first round pick and rob gronkowski to the New York Giants for OBJ, and use their other 1st round pick on Mason Rudolph. What do you think?

  3. ariani1985 says:
    April 5, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    who doesn’t score TD’s against that sorry group??
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    Laquon Treadwell, he hasn’t scored against anyone.

    Maybe if he lived up to being worth that 1st round pick they wouldn’t be signing King, but since his career stats look like Brandon Marshalls game against the Colts in 2009 they clearly need to add help.

  4. shaggytoodle says:
    April 5, 2018 at 7:21 pm
    ariani1985 says:
    April 5, 2018 at 4:58 pm
    who doesn’t score TD’s against that sorry group??
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    Laquon Treadwell, he hasn’t scored against anyone.
    Maybe if he lived up to being worth that 1st round pick they wouldn’t be signing King, but since his career stats look like Brandon Marshalls game against the Colts in 2009 they clearly need to add help.
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    Treadwell had no chance against the Packers. McKinnon and Murray were too busy walking TD’s into the end zone.

  5. norrismen17 says:
    April 5, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    Treadwell had no chance against the Packers. McKinnon and Murray were too busy walking TD’s into the end zone.
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    Whats your excuse for the other 28 games?

    I’ll give you a clue, its because he isn’t very good. He has played 580 snaps in career. and has 21 catches. He needs to make HUGE strides this season.

  6. norrismen17 says:

    April 5, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    shaggytoodle says:
    April 5, 2018 at 7:21 pm
    ariani1985 says:
    April 5, 2018 at 4:58 pm
    who doesn’t score TD’s against that sorry group??
    __________________________
    Laquon Treadwell, he hasn’t scored against anyone.
    Maybe if he lived up to being worth that 1st round pick they wouldn’t be signing King, but since his career stats look like Brandon Marshalls game against the Colts in 2009 they clearly need to add help.
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    Treadwell had no chance against the Packers. McKinnon and Murray were too busy walking TD’s into the end zone.

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    Treadwell is absolutely terrible. It’s too bad he didn’t work. I hope he pulls it together this year but I’m not holding my breath.

  7. The one thing I appreciate about Spielman is no stone goes un-turned.
    He’s always one of the more active general managers in small smart signings like this and twice has built a team from nothing to be a game from the super bowl.

    I kinda like our receivers, now to shore up that o-line and d-line in the draft and we’ll see what this looks like heading into Mankato… er, Eagan.

  8. shaggytoodle says:

    April 5, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    ariani1985 says:
    April 5, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    who doesn’t score TD’s against that sorry group??
    __________________________

    Laquon Treadwell, he hasn’t scored against anyone.

    Maybe if he lived up to being worth that 1st round pick they wouldn’t be signing King, but since his career stats look like Brandon Marshalls game against the Colts in 2009 they clearly need to add help.
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    I always find it humorous when packers fans talk about 1st round busts.

    We get it. You are scared. The end is coming for the packers and the Vikings are on the upswing. Its only a matter of time before the 3 decades long of dusting off the trophies occurs again.

  9. allight59 says:
    April 5, 2018 at 10:18 pm
    Vikings continue their chess play in FA, while Cleveland West plays checkers…
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    Does chess mean technically losing to the Saints and then getting embarrassed by the Eagles in the playoff’s? Bobby Fischer would be so proud of the vikings! LOL!

  10. Does chess mean technically losing to the Saints and then getting embarrassed by the Eagles in the playoff’s? Bobby Fischer would be so proud of the vikings! LOL!

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    Chess means losing super bowls to the Broncos!!! Ring a bell?

  11. shaggytoodle says:
    April 5, 2018 at 7:21 pm
    ariani1985 says:
    April 5, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    who doesn’t score TD’s against that sorry group??
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    Laquon Treadwell, he hasn’t scored against anyone.

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    But still, the Cheeser defense can wear that like a badge. Keeping Threadwell out of the endzone was one of their better accomplishments last season.

  12. darkneptune73 says:
    April 5, 2018 at 5:21 pm
    The wrong King signed. Should have went after that punter.
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    Yea, but after King was shockingly dropped by the Raiders, he wanted to play for division rival Broncos to get his vengeance. Understandable.

  13. truthbetold109 says:
    April 6, 2018 at 10:35 am

    Does chess mean technically losing to the Saints and then getting embarrassed by the Eagles in the playoff’s? Bobby Fischer would be so proud of the vikings! LOL!
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    Technically? Is that the same thing as the Packers are owned by Green Bay but technically they are subsidized and managed by the NFL?

  14. Idk why anyone is hating on Treadwell on here. Yeah he needs to step up and have a big year, I agree, but I’m not sure why you guys can’t step back and really look at the situation for what it truly is instead of sitting there calling a supreme athlete terrible, cause he’s far from terrible.
    1) Treadwell was the best wr in college football for more than one season right up to the moment he had that gruesome leg injury. That injury absolutely affected his athleticism, but even at that, he came back and played well enough to earn every bit of that first round pick he became.
    2) Zimmer is pretty well known for not wanting to start rookies unless they perform so well that he has no choice but to start them. He’s notorious for bringing young high round draft picks along slowly, showing more concern for the long term and their understanding of what is being asked of them. Treadwell has played 2 seasons so far. 1 of which he had no shot at getting on the field, so let’s chill on acting like he should’ve been a super star number 1 option at this point.
    3) at the point of Treadwell being drafted, diggs and thielen were not so clearly as talented as they turned out to be, and weren’t nearly such dominant pieces in what the Vikings want to do offensively. The Vikings did not have a number 1 2 or 3 wr when treat was drafted. Then suddenly diggs and thielen exploded and became the best wr duo in the NFL as quick as I’ve ever seen in my life. Now football wise, consider what that does to a 2nd year wr trying to find his place on an offense who is really finding it’s identity, realizing the talent of 2 guys playing treads position who were not in the future plans previously, and succeeding wildly in doing so. I imagine the original plan, once the coaching staff planned on easing Treadwell out there, was to consistently get Treadwell the ball to orient him into the offense. Insert the new duo out of no where and suddenly there were absolutely no balls to be caught and far less time to ease Treadwell out there because suddenly these 2 guys were lighting up the field and catching everything.
    So really consider that Treadwell hasn’t had quite the opportunity I think the Vikings intended for him to get, and I def think it affected his confidence and it stunted his growth into this team. I wouldn’t say he sucks or is terrible, cause any one that watched this dude at ole miss knows Treadwell is crazy talented. There are just quite a lot of factors that lead to the position he’s in, not all being his fault.

  15. I always find it humorous when packers fans talk about 1st round busts.

    We get it. You are scared. The end is coming for the packers and the Vikings are on the upswing. Its only a matter of time before the 3 decades long of dusting off the trophies occurs again.
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    The Vikings freak out when they are on the upswing, and make a bad moves, TJack brings them to the playoffs, what to the Vikings do? They go ALL in with Favre to get ONE game deeper, instead of TRYING to get Jackson to the next level and develop a good young QB, that set the franchise back several years, then they try drafting Ponder.. FAs like McNabb Trading 1st round picks for Bradford. The Vikings make the NFC title game last year with Keenum what ot they do?

    They make Cousins a guy that a team was AFRAID TO commit to be their FRANCHISE QB the highest paid player in NFL history. The Vikings get a good thing going… then spaz out and try to make some big move to get them over the top given their track record it clearly hasn’t worked.

  16. shaggytoodle says:
    April 6, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    They make Cousins a guy that a team was AFRAID TO commit to be their FRANCHISE QB the highest paid player in NFL history. The Vikings get a good thing going… then spaz out and try to make some big move to get them over the top given their track record it clearly hasn’t worked.
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    The Redskins screwed up by not paying Cousins right away. They did try and offer him a few contracts but he and his agent didn’t even respond to them. That’s why they franchised him twice. He wanted out and wanted a good organization. He is also a Midwest guy and wanted to raise his family here. He also gets to pad his stats against the Packers twice a year. It’s a perfect situation for Kirk Cousins.

  17. If he beats out Treadslow for a roster spot, will Spielman finally admit to yet another first round bust? Ponder, Floyd, Bridgewater, where does it end?

  18. You know whats funny whatjusthapped? The guy solely responsible for the mess your franchise is in after being Director of player personnel and Director of college scouting since 2012 is your new general manager.

    If I were a cheesehead I would be jealous of the job Spielman has done and the roster he has built.

  19. truthbetold109 says:
    April 6, 2018 at 10:35 am

    Does chess mean technically losing to the Saints and then getting embarrassed by the Eagles in the playoff’s? Bobby Fischer would be so proud of the vikings! LOL

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    Technically losing to the Saints? Kinda like the 2015 Hail Mary in Motown, pack technically losing to the lions. You pack fans are funny, everything you say will always come back to you.

  20. Treadwell had no chance against the Packers. McKinnon and Murray were too busy walking TD’s into the end zone.

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    Can’t you guys hide your blind homerism with actual facts? The Vikings scored three touchdowns last season vs the Packers. Murray scored none of them. Treadwell is a bust WR just like Cordarelle.

  21. whatjusthapped says:

    April 7, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    If he beats out Treadslow for a roster spot, will Spielman finally admit to yet another first round bust? Ponder, Floyd, Bridgewater, where does it end?

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    How is Floyd a bust? He played well when healthy? His career is ending because of injuries. That does’t make him a bust. How about Adrian Peterson, Anthony Barr, Harrison Smith, Trae Waynes, . All those are pretty good first round picks? It seems like the Vikings do well when they pick defense in the first and do offensive in the second round or later. Diggs was a third round pick I believe.

  22. The Packers organisation has been saved by Favre and Rodgers from being every bit as bad as the
    20+ pre-Favre years. Their OT thriller with THE FREAKING CLEVELAND BROWNS showed that to the world on a big stage.
    They make 2 good acquisitions at QB, one was traded for, the other fell to them at 20-something
    in the draft. Aside from that, they are STILL awful.
    You would think that with a player personnel record like that, that they would look OUTSIDE this sheetshow for a new GM. Nope. The same ol’, same ol’.
    I’m looking for 8 wins for GB, and Rodgers wanting out.

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