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Top Akeem King News

  • Akeem King: Time up in Buffalo

    The Bills cut King on Sunday.

    King was cut to make room for Duke Williams to come off the reserve/COVID-19 list. The 27-year-old King, who played a depth role in 13 games with Seattle last season, will look to catch on with another organization in a similar capacity.

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  • Bills' Akeem King: Signs with Buffalo

    King signed with Buffalo on Sunday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

    The Bills brought King in for a visit last week, and with cornerback E.J. Gaines opting out for the 2020 season Sunday, it's a 1-for-1 tradeoff to bring the former into the fold. Tre'Davious White, Levi Wallace and Josh Norman appear set as the top three corners, but King -- a former Falcon and Seahawk -- will have a fair chance to compete for a depth role.

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  • Seahawks' Akeem King: Makes three starts in 2019

    King posted 17 tackles and two pass breakups over 13 regular-season appearances in 2019.

    King started three games, but outside of those contests, he recorded double-digit defensive snaps on just two occasions. He's set to become an unrestricted free agent in March, and if he returns to Seattle, he'll likely be in line for a reserve role with Shaquill Griffin and Tre Flowers still under contract.

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  • Seahawks' Akeem King: Set for increased role Sunday

    King should see increased defensive snaps Sunday against the Panthers, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.

    King typically plays about 50 percent of defensive snaps but is in line for a heavier workload Sunday with Shaquill Griffin (hamstring) sidelined. Ugo Amadi likely will fill in as the nickel cornerback for Seattle.

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  • Seahawks' Akeem King: Re-ups with Seattle

    King signed a one-year deal worth $1.4 million with the Seahawks on Friday, Brady Henderson of reports.

    He suited up for 15 regular-season games in 2018 and made one defensive start. King worked mainly on special teams and recorded 21 tackles (16 solo). He'll likely continue to work in a reserve role behind Bradley McDougald and Tedric Thompson in 2019.

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  • Seahawks' Akeem King: Limited impact in reserve role

    King registered 21 tackles (16 solo) while appearing in all 16 of the Seahawks' regular-season contests in 2018.

    King was only given serious responsibility on defense twice, playing a combined 119 defensive snaps between Weeks 2 and 17 and just 26 in the other 14 games. Those added reps often stemmed when injuries sidelined players ahead of him on the depth chart. King will be a free agent in March and could be retained as a reserve safety and special-teams contributor.

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  • Seahawks' Akeem King: Promoted from practice squad

    King was promoted to the Seahawks' 53-man roster from their practice squad Saturday, reports.

    King will benefit from Dontae Johnson (groin) being placed on injured reserve. He spent the 2017 season on the team's practice squad, so he will now get an opportunity under the bright lights. Still, he only projects to provide depth at cornerback, while also lending a hand at special teams.

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  • Seahawks' Akeem King: Remains with Seattle

    King signed a contract with the Seahawks on Friday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

    King was a member of Seattle's practice squad in 2017 and was placed on practice squad-injured reserve in November with an undisclosed injury.

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  • Akeem King: Placed on practice squad IR

    King was placed on the Seahawks' practice squad injured reserve with an undisclosed injury, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR reports.

    King's season comes to an end as a member for the Seahawks' practice squad, where he spent the majority of the season.

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  • Akeem King: Dropped by Falcons

    King was waived by the Falcons on Friday, Tom Pelissero of reports.

    Despite a decent showing in the preseason, King faced an uphill battle to earn a roster spot out of camp. That dream has officially come to an end, as he's been handed his walking papers by Atlanta.

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  • Falcons' Akeem King: Records interception in preseason loss

    King (undisclosed) recorded an interception in the Falcons' preseason loss to the Steelers on Sunday.

    King, an exclusive-rights free agent, was tendered by the Falcons during the offseason. His participation had been limited at camp thus far due to an undisclosed issue, but after tallying 29 snaps Sunday he appears to be back to full health. The 24-year-old is looking to land a depth cornerback role on the final roster.

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  • Falcons' Akeem King: Tendered by Falcons

    King (undisclosed), an exclusive-rights free agent, was tendered by the Falcons on Thursday, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Formerly a safety, King will continue his conversion to cornerback now that he's staying in Atlanta for another year. However, he likely won't compete for anything more than a depth role.

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  • Falcons' Akeem King: Ends season on IR

    King ended the 2016 season on injured reserve due to an undisclosed injury.

    King was looking to improve on a rookie season in 2015 that saw him record just one tackle in five games, but he was placed on IR prior to the start of the regular season. He'll be looking to bounce back and secure a depth position in the Falcons' secondary in 2017.

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  • Falcons' Akeem King: Records one tackle on the year

    King recorded one tackle in five games of limited work in his rookie season.

    The Falcons have a crowded secondary, and it's likely that King will need to make his presence felt on special teams if he wants to secure a roster spot for years to come.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Visalia, CA, USA
Age: 31
School: San Jose State
Experience: 5