TE Jeff King - Free Agent

6-5, 253Born: 2-19-1983College: Virginia TechDrafted: Round 5, pick 2006

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Game Recaps

2012 Week 1 vs SEA (3 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)

King's stat line wasn't impressive, but he did get open in the end zone, and targeted. Had Skelton's throw been anywhere in the vicinity he would have had a touchdown.

2012 Week 3 vs PHI (2 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)

Jeff King rumbled his way to a 15 yard reception on 2nd quarter TD drive. He was also targeted once more on a short pass.

2012 Week 4 vs MIA (2 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)

Caught short pass in flat and was hit immediately for two yard gain. He was wide open over the middle in front of the safeties after play action for big gain of 20.

2012 Week 6 vs BUF (4 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)

King had four targets, but only caught two of them with a long of nine yards. On the Cardinals first pass of the game, Kolb missed an all-alone King in the middle of the field as he rushed the throw assuming pressure. Later, Kolb would lock on to King pre-snap, never taking his eyes on the TE before trying to force the pass to King, allowing Byrd to get his first INT of the game.

2012 Week 8 vs SF (3 / 3 / 43 / 0 rec)

King made some very good catches in traffic, especially the catch on 4th and 2 when Skelton threaded the ball between two defenders and King was able to hang on. King had a long catch where he was able to slip behind the linebackers in coverage and catch a well thrown ball in space, though his lack of speed hampered his ability to gain many yards after the catch. Even though he wasn't the most athletic tight end on the field, he did show a sneaky ability to find space in coverage and hold on to the ball.

2012 Week 12 vs STL (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

King caught a curl route for 10 yards and a first down after settling down in a gap between two defenders in zone coverage.

2012 Week 15 vs DET (3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

King continues to see time along with Housler at tight end. The veteran was a safety value option on short targets. Lindley's biggest mistake came on an off-target pass to King in the first quarter. The throw was behind King, which was intercepted when the game was still very much in doubt. King was called for offensive pass interference to boot on the play.

2012 Week 17 vs SF (6 / 3 / 10 / 0 rec)

King was able to produce minimal yardage on his three catches, all of which were short throws. Two were quick hooks where the tight end was tackled immediately, and the third was a throw to the flat where King was too slow to gain a first down. His lack of speed limited any production after the short catches.

2011 Week 1 vs CAR (3 / 2 / 61 / 1 rec)

Former Panther Jeff King stuck it to his former team, catching a long touchdown pass as Kolb rolled away from pressure. On the play, King found himself wide open as LB Jon Beason injured himself in pursuit. King strutted unopposed into the end zone for an easy score.

2011 Week 2 vs WAS (2 / 2 / 36 / 1 rec)

At least for one game, King was a favored target of Kevin Kolb. He was wide open for an easy catch in the red zone and dove to get across the goal line. Only two catches on the day, but one for a score, and he has TD's in consecutive weeks. Kolb seems to trust him as a safety outlet and red zone target.

2011 Week 3 vs SEA (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

King didn't make it on to the score sheet, and is only worth mentioning since he scored in each of the last two weeks. The Cardinals are having a terrible time picking up the blitz, and so it's a good bet that only one of the tight ends will be productive on any given week. This week, Todd Heap got the targets.

2011 Week 5 vs MIN (6 / 5 / 35 / 0 rec)

King was the other beneficiary of the frequently check downs in this game. However, he was usually targeted on short passes over the middle where he made the catch and was tackled almost immediately. He finished with four receptions in the first half, but none of them were for first downs.

2011 Week 8 vs BAL (3 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)

King quietly had a solid game. He was able to sneak open whenever Kolb was on the move (which was often) as the linebackers crept up to keep an eye on the quarterback. As such, King was often Kolb's security blanket when he was rolling out of the pocket. Like most Arizona receivers, King's production dwindled after halftime as the team rarely threw the ball.

2011 Week 9 vs STL (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

King was targeted just twice, once early in the game and once near the end but was unable to come down with a pass on either play.

2011 Week 10 vs PHI (5 / 4 / 26 / 0 rec)

With Todd Heap inactive, King saw five targets and caught four of them. None of them were for any major gains, but he remains a reliable receiver when called upon.

2011 Week 12 vs STL (3 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)

King did a good job getting open in the middle for his first catch, as Skelton was desperately looking for a receiver. The next one, King dropped - it was thrown a little away from him, but was definitely catchable. Later, he took a quick dump pass 7 yards by making a nice move after the catch.

2011 Week 14 vs SF (4 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec)

King resumed his role as the primary receiving threat from the tight end position. A quick look at his line reveals how productive that role is. Simply put, King can be helpful, but his contributions are too sporadic to even take a wild chance on.

2011 Week 16 vs CIN (1 / 1 / 2 / 1 rec)

King was only targeted once as the second TE in the goal line package, but made the most of it, scoring from 2 yards out on play action.

2011 Week 17 vs SEA (2 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)

King had a red zone catch but it was only for a 2 yard gain. He was otherwise not a threat in the passing game.

2010 Week 4 vs NO (2 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

King had a catch on a deflected ball targeted for Dwayne Jarrett, but did not do anything as an intended target.

2010 Week 8 vs STL (2 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)

Jeff King caught two passes in this game, one off play action where Moore delivered a nice pass out to the right for 12 yards, and the second on a quick out to the left side.

2010 Week 11 vs BAL (2 / 2 / 4 / 0 rec)

King converted both of his targets into receptions on Sunday, albeit for just four total yards.

2010 Week 16 vs PIT (2 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)

King is a solid but unspectacular tight end. He doesn't have the speed of an Antonio Gates, the hands of Jason Witten, or any elite skills, but he's serviceable. Despite him being fully capable of being an NFL player, a team like Carolina who will have a young QB no matter what next year in either Clausen or Luck, could use an upgrade at the "safety valve" position. Between a good pass-catching RB like Goodson and a good pass-catcher at the TE position, a young QB could become integrated into an offense much faster. Even Matt Ryan, in his third year, utilizes his running backs and tight ends pretty frequently.

2010 Week 17 vs ATL (3 / 2 / 1 / 1 rec)

King was pretty much a non-factor in the passing game, which came in handy in the final minute because nobody thought to cover him when he broke free on a delayed pattern to get open for theTD.

2009 Week 1 vs PHI (2 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)

King was the only tight end to catch a pass for the Panthers. He was targeted on short passes twice in the second half, grabbing one of them. Carolina continues to not utilize the TE position much at all in their offensive scheme, preferring the TE to be more of an extension of their offensive line.

2009 Week 2 vs ATL (3 / 2 / 38 / 0 rec)

King made a real nice long catch between three defenders, and converted another short target early, but he also dropped a pass that was overturned on review, and remains part of a committee at TE.

2009 Week 3 vs DAL (2 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)

King was targeted early on a play action pass for a first down, but he only got one more catch over the course of the rest of the game and seems to be afterthought in the Carolina air attack.

2009 Week 5 vs WAS (2 / 2 / 30 / 1 rec)

Jeff King finished the day with 2 receptions for 30 yards including a 17 yard touchdown reception on 2nd and 5. King also fell on a ball (fumbled by Brad Hoover) in the endzone but the ball was spotted at the one since it can not be advanced by the offense on a fumble on 4th down. Outside of his few targets, King was kept in to block, primarily against the opposite defensive end on off-tackle runs by Deangelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart.

2009 Week 6 vs TB (2 / 2 / 8 / 1 rec)

King was primarily a checkdown target, but showed nice hands on his 1 yard touchdown reception.

2009 Week 7 vs BUF (3 / 3 / 23 / 0 rec)

King was mainly used as a safety valve for Delhomme, as Gary Barnidge and Dante Rosario got most of the downfield routes for the TEs in this game.

2009 Week 8 vs ARI (1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

King had one catch early, but did not factor into the passing game after that.

2009 Week 10 vs ATL (3 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)

The Panthers TE merry-go-round continued. With Muhsin Muhammad back, there weren't many targets to go around, but King converted two of his for solid gains.

2009 Week 11 vs MIA (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

TE Jeff King was in the lineup often for Carolina in Week 11 but the former Virginia Tech Hokie had just one target against Miami on the night. King dropped the pass as he "heard the footsteps" and anticipated the hit that was coming from the defense as the ball hit him in the hands and he could not complete the reception for a would-be first down in the second quarter. Carolina juggles the targets at tight end too much for any one TE to have much fantasy value.

2009 Week 13 vs TB (3 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec)

King had a nice catch and run in sync with Moore to set up the only Panthers TD, but his other receptions were close to the line of scrimmage, rendering him harmless in fantasy leagues.

2009 Week 14 vs NE (2 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)

King was the benefactor of two Matt Moore passes for 16 yards. The Panthers continue to involve both their TE's in the passing game, but neither King nor Rosario are yielding many fantasy points for their respective owners.

2009 Week 15 vs MIN (4 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec)

King was the primary target for the Carolina Tight Ends, but finished the game with just three short receptions for minimal gains. He was tackled immediately in all cases, and was only able to reach the first down maker once.

2009 Week 16 vs NYG (1 / 1 / 2 / 1 rec)

King caught a play action TD throw from Moore, but otherwise was not involved in the passing game plan.

2009 Week 17 vs NO (3 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)

King caught a short throw for 3 yards in the 1st quarter and then wasn't heard from for the rest of the afternoon.

2008 Week 2 vs CHI (5 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)

King had two catches for 29 yards, the majority of the yardage coming on a catch where he was tackled at the Bears' one yard line. One of the key plays of the afternoon was a pass that Delhomme appeared to complete to King early in the third quarter, but King juggled it and a Bears defender tipped it to Charles Tillman for the interception. It was a tough break for Delhomme, because he hit King in the hands and this was clearly King's fault.

2008 Week 3 vs MIN (3 / 3 / 22 / 0 rec)

King caught all three of the first half passes that were thrown his way.

2008 Week 4 vs ATL (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Starting tight end Jeff King was not targeted in the game. He was often kept in to help with pass protection.

2008 Week 5 vs KC (2 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)

King was a factor early in the game, catching a couple of short passes, one for a first down.

2008 Week 7 vs NO (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

In limited duty King caught one pass in the third quarter for six yards.

2008 Week 8 vs ARI (3 / 3 / 41 / 0 rec)

King had three receptions mainly up the middle of the Cardinals' secondary for 41 yards. King's longest reception was for 31 yards on a first and ten that led to the Panthers first touchdown.

2008 Week 10 vs OAK (3 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

King was targeted three times and finished with one reception for nine yards.

2008 Week 11 vs DET (4 / 2 / 19 / 1 rec)

King caught the lone passing touchdown for the Panthers on a 15 yard pass from Delhomme. He had the second highest target total on the team with three targets.

2008 Week 13 vs GB (2 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

The Panthers used three TEs sets many times maybe because of their injuries at WR. There were only three targets to TEs on seventeen passes all day. King had two of the targets and nine yards to show for it.

2008 Week 15 vs DEN (2 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)

King caught a 15 yard pass. Delhomme overthrew King on a play that could have resulted in a touchdown. Instead, the ball glanced off King's fingertips at the two yard line. King was guilty of a false start penalty.

2008 Week 16 vs NYG (1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

His only catch went for a ten yard gain and a first down as he took the ball down to the Giants' 37 yard line.

2007 Week 1 vs STL (6 / 5 / 35 / 0 rec)

King caught five passes for 35 yards. On the Panthers field goal drive in the fourth quarter, Delhomme went to King twice on third down. On the first one he picked up a first down. He was stopped just short on the next third down pass leading to the field goal.

2007 Week 2 vs HOU (5 / 4 / 39 / 0 rec)

King caught four passes for 39 yards. Three of his four catches resulted in first downs. Four of King's five targets came on the final drive for Carolina with the Panthers down by 14 points.

2007 Week 3 vs ATL (7 / 4 / 56 / 1 rec)

King was the favorite target of Delhomme. He was targeted seven times and caught four of them. He gained 56 yards and scored a touchdown on a pass that he caught right at the goal line and was able to stretch the ball across the line. King and Delhomme were starting to build good chemistry so the injury to Delhomme will be something to keep an eye on.

2007 Week 4 vs TB (5 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)

King caught one pass for 14 yards although he was targeted six times. His only pass came over the middle and he was wide open. King did have a catch for eight yards brought back on a holding call. Carr was targeting King when he was intercepted in the fourth quarter.

2007 Week 5 vs NO (2 / 2 / 33 / 0 rec)

King was involved in the offense early, seeing two balls thrown his way on the second offensive possession. He caught one of the passes for a first down on the first scoring drive. His last reception resulted in a fumble that fortunately bounced right back to him.

2007 Week 6 vs ARI (4 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)

King was thrown to four times and caught two short passes up the middle.

2007 Week 8 vs IND (13 / 10 / 82 / 0 rec)

King was the favored target for Carolina. He was targeted 13 times, catching ten passes for 82 yards. He fumbled in the fourth quarter when Carolina had finally put together another good drive. He lost the ball at the Indianapolis 20 yard line. Carolina rarely got close to scoring so King did not have any scoring opportunities.

2007 Week 9 vs TEN (3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)

Jeff King caught two passes for 14 yards. King had been averaging six targets a game but only saw three passes thrown to him.

2007 Week 10 vs ATL (5 / 2 / 31 / 0 rec)

Jeff King caught two passes for 31 yards. He was thrown to five times including a deep pass in the end zone that was incomplete.

2007 Week 11 vs GB (7 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)

King was targeted seven times but only caught two of them. He picked up 13 yards on the two pass plays. King was thrown to in the end zone but the pass was incomplete.

2007 Week 12 vs NO (8 / 5 / 36 / 0 rec)

Jeff King caught five passes for 36 yards. He was thrown to from the New Orleans 11 yard line but the pass was incomplete. After three straight incompletes, King went on to catch his final five targets. He picked up three first downs in the game.

2007 Week 13 vs SF (4 / 2 / 4 / 1 rec)

King was targeted four times including twice in the end zone. He caught two passes for four yards including a one yard touchdown. The other pass in the end zone was incomplete. In the second quarter Testaverde hit King at the San Francisco nine yard line but he was only able to pick up three yards.

2007 Week 14 vs JAX (5 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)

Jeff King had two catches for 19 yards. He was over thrown down the middle when he had a step on the defender. A better throw would have been a game tying touchdown at that time. Carolina had to settle for a field goal instead. In the fourth quarter, King caught an 11 yard pass down to the Jacksonville 19 yard line. Carolina ended up turning the ball over on downs.

2007 Week 15 vs SEA (2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)

Jeff King caught two passes for 13 yards. His first catch was for 13 yards and a first down. His second catch was after Matt Moore fumbled the snap, recovered it and then dumped the pass off to King. The play went for no gain.

2007 Week 16 vs DAL (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

King was very quiet in this game, and did not catch a pass.

2007 Week 17 vs TB (2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

King was targeted twice and finished with one reception for five yards.

2006 Week 15 vs PIT (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

King was targeted three times by Brett Basanez late in the game. He is still looking for his first NFL reception, however.

2006 Week 16 vs ATL (1 / 1 / 1 / 1 rec)

King caught the only pass thrown his way. It went for a one yard touchdown. The refs didn't catch King flinching just prior to the snap. Carolina got lucky it wasn't called back due to a false start.