Nigel King waived by Miami Dolphins


The deck appeared to be stacked too high for Nigel King.

The former Maryland wideout was waived by the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday evening.

King had signed with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent following the 2015 NFL Draft. He participated in OTAs and minicamp with the team, but Miami didn’t see it as beneficial to keep around until the preseason.

The Raleigh native spent his first two seasons with the Terps and totaled 42 receptions for 575 yards and five touchdowns. His best season came in 2013 when King caught 33 passes for 450 yards and four touchdowns for Maryland. His most impressive game that season came against Clemson when he hauled in five passes for 76 yards and a touchdown.

He spent most of his time as a reserve and decided to transfer from Maryland after two years at the school.

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King ended up at Kansas, where he had a solid junior campaign. The former Terp caught 30 passes for 537 yards and a touchdown.

King will forever go down in Jayhawk infamy as he made one of the most spectacular catches of all-time. Take a look if you’re unfamiliar with the play.

King’s collegiate career came to an interesting end due to the fact that he still had another year of eligibility remaining. He wasn’t pegged to be drafted by most NFL Draft publications, so another year at Kansas definitely couldn’t have hurt his chances at making it at the NFL level.

His career may have gone in a different direction if he hadn’t been stuck in a logjam during his time in College Park.

We’ll keep an eye on King and see if he latches on with another NFL team or catches on in another league.

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