Tavarres King "having a solid camp" as Broncos rookie wide receiver
Posted: 07/30/2013 03:06:29 PM MDT
Updated: 07/30/2013 04:45:14 PM MDT
By Jeff Legwold
The Denver Post
Good health has meant a lot to Broncos rookie wide receiver Tavarres King as the team works through the early portion of its preseason preparations. King, who was troubled with a thigh injury for much of the offseason workouts, has garnered some attention in the first week of camp.
"He's done a good job. We didn't get to see a ton of him during (offseason workouts)," offensive coordinator Adam Gase said. "But he's made some big plays down the field. He is catching the ball fairly consistently, and he's done a good job of not being the guy we are calling out to fix things. He studied his book, obviously, this summer and made sure he wasn't going to be the guy making mistakes."
Cornerback Chris Harris was asked if any of the team's young receivers had caught his eye in camp's early going. "I would say King," Harris said. "He's been having a solid camp."
King did not have a 50-catch year or a 1,000-yard season in his time at Georgia, but he had some things scouts love to see in receiver prospects.
He played in a school-record 56 games for the Bulldogs, a testament to his abilities in a power conference like the SEC. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds at the scouting combine with a career average of 19.1 yards per catch.
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