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Monday, August 3, 2015

Broncos take a look at former KU WR Nigel King

Kansas receiver Nigel King tips a deep pass to himself to keep it in bounds for an eventual touchdown against TCU during the third quarter on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas receiver Nigel King tips a deep pass to himself to keep it in bounds for an eventual touchdown against TCU during the third quarter on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at Memorial Stadium.

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The Denver Broncos may be looking to add another former Kansas University football to the three they already have on their roster.

According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, the Broncos recently hosted wide receiver Nigel King for a workout. Denver has a roster spot available after fifth-year pro Kyle Williams suffered a season-ending injury during a recent practice.

King worked out with Denver on Sunday but was not offered a contract, according to Cameron Wolfe of The Denver Post, who cited an NFL source as the place he learned that King had not signed with the Broncos.

King, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound wideout with good speed and hands who transferred to KU from Maryland for the 2014 season, finished last season with 537 yards and a touchdown on 30 receptions in 12 games and elected to forgo his final season of eligibility to enter the NFL. He went undrafted last April and initially got a tryout with the Miami Dolphins following the draft.

King, who spent the first few years of his college career at Maryland, was waived by Miami just last week.

Should he somehow wind up with the Broncos, King would join cornerbacks Chris Harris and Aqib Talib and linebacker Steven Johnson as the Jayhawks on Denver's roster.

Comments

Pete Hatcher 6 years, 5 months ago

Hoping he catches on with the Broncos, but dang one more year at KU sure would have helped him.

Aaron Paisley 6 years, 5 months ago

King made a huge mistake leaving early. He would've been the focal point of the offense this season and probably would've really boosted his draft stock quite a bit.

John Randall 6 years, 5 months ago

May or may not be a mistake, huge or minor. Many things about college life, family affairs, financial goals could affect this decision. Best wishes to this Jayhawk as he moves ahead in life.

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