Broncos waive Tavarres King to create roster room for recently reinstated Von Miller

10/20/13 in NFL   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsThe Denver Broncos officially activated All-Pro linebacker Von Miller, following a six-week suspension for violating the league’s drug abuse policy. In a corresponding move on Saturday, the Broncos also waived rookie wide receiver Tavarres King to make room for the addition of Von Miller to their 53-man roster.
This is the second roster move that the Broncos made this week involving King. Earlier on Tuesday, the Broncos activated King off their practice squad in order to prevent him from signing with the Green Bay Packers. Even though King will have until Monday 2 p.m. to see if he can possibly land with another team via a waivers claim, but the Packers may no longer be in pursuit. The Packers addressed their need at receiver by claiming fourth-round rookie pass-catcher Chris Harper off waivers from San Francisco 49ers earlier on Friday.
If King goes unclaimed Monday, the Broncos could be expected to attempt re-signing him back to their practice squad, where he spent the first five weeks of the season after being selected out of Georgia in the fifth-round of this April’s NFL draft.
The 23-year-old King finished his college career at Georgia with 207 catches for 3,726 yards and 37 receiving touchdowns.
Since he was promoted to the 53-man roster only this week, King hasn’t been active in any games for the Broncos this season.
The Broncos decision to move King back off their active roster on Saturday may have also come in retrospective to salary cap and financial considerations. Cutting a veteran player late in the season would have put the Broncos on the hook for his full-year salary.
Meanwhile, recently reinstated Von Miller is expected to make his 2013 regular-season debut on Sunday night against the Indianapolis Colts. The Broncos are 6-0 without him entering their Week 7 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts (4-2). Still the Broncos’ defense could use the extra boost they get with Miller, when it comes to improving their pass rush.
The 24-year-old Miller has been a regular starter among the Broncos defensive front seven, since he was selected second overall by the team in 2011. Miller notched 64 tackles and 11.5 sacks to earn the league's top rookie award on defense in his first NFL season. The former Texas A&M standout built on his impressive rookie campaign by posting 68 tackles and 18 1/2 sacks the following year.
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