Not wanting King to sign elsewhere, Denver activated him to their own 53-man roster on Tuesday. King wanted to stay in Denver and the Broncos did not want to lose him, so in a way, the Packers played a beneficial role for King.
But just when King was about to write a thank you not to Green Bay, he is now jobless.
The Denver Post's Mike Klis reported on Twitter on Saturday morning that the Broncos have waived King to make room for linebacker Von Miller on the 53-man roster. Miller, of course, is returning from his six-game suspension this week.
As USA Today's Lindsay Jones noted, the Broncos currently have an open spot on their practice squad, so if King clears waivers, they may re-sign him to their practice unit.
As for King, he either hasn't heard the news yet or has recovered from being cut very quickly, as he is actively tweeting about the Georgia/Vaderbilt game with no mention on his Twitter timeline of being waived.
I don't care how much they yell.. It ain't ever been loud in Vandys stadium.. #Ever— Tavarres King (@TKUnoDos) October 19, 2013
King was selected by the Broncos in the fifth round (161st overall) in April's draft out of Georgia. King finished his college career with 207 catches for 3,726 yards and 37 receiving touchdowns.
King hasn't been active for any games this season; Miller will make his 2013 debut on Sunday. The Broncos confirmed the news on Twitter moments after this story was published.
See updates to this story below . . .
King responds positively
King seems to have taken the news well, noting that he hopes Denver brings him back:
Tavarres King told me he understand it's a business & hopes DEN brings him back. But, expects to land on his feet, regardless.— Brandon Krisztal (@BKDenverSports) October 19, 2013
Check back for more updates . . .
Or not . . .
On a Roller Coaster... And I HATE Roller Coasters..— Tavarres King (@TKUnoDos) October 19, 2013
King is certainly in a tough situation. We wish him nothing but the best.