Justin King DB PIT 6 Months
Steelers released CB Justin King.
King was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury in June. A four-year veteran who made 12 starts for the Rams in 2011, King was ineffective in spot duty for the Colts last season. One of the worst starters in the league in 2011, King will have trouble finding a new home.
Justin King DB PIT 7 Months
Steelers placed CB Justin King (hamstring) on injured reserve, ending his season.
King landed a $715,000 reserve/futures contract with the Steelers in January despite grading out as one of the worst corners in the league over the last two years. He was far from guaranteed to make the final 53, but now the Steelers will likely have to carry that $715K on the books for the season. Undrafted Kansas State rookie CB Nigel Malone has been added to the roster.
Justin King DB PIT Dec 18 '12
Steelers signed CB Justin King.
The Steelers are absolutely desperate for corner help. Starters Ike Taylor (leg) and Keenan Lewis (hip) are both very questionable for Week 16, as is top backup Cortez Allen (hip). They ended last week's loss to the Cowboys with Curtis Brown and Josh Victorian as their base corners. King was nothing short of woeful while playing for the Colts last season, but at least brings 38 games of NFL experience to the table.
Justin King DB PIT Oct 09 '12
Colts released CB Justin King.
King won the Colts' nickel job in camp, but was off to a rough start before coming down with a groin injury. He made 12 starts for the Rams last season, tallying 58 tackles and one interception. He should find work before season's end.
Justin King DB PIT Aug 02 '12
Colts DC Greg Manusky said Justin King has taken the lead in the left cornerback battle.
It's a bad sign that 2010 third-rounder Kevin Thomas has been unable to hold onto the gig. King has elite speed, but lacks physicality and graded out as the worst corner in the league last season. This Colts secondary will be one for fantasy owners to attack this season.
Justin King DB PIT Jun 08 '12
Colts signed CB Justin King, formerly of the Rams.
The 2008 fourth-rounder was routinely toasted in coverage while playing through groin, ankle, and shoulder injuries as a fill-in for starter Ron Bartell last season. If he's healthy following post-season shoulder surgery, King will add much-needed experience to a green secondary in Indy.
Justin King DB PIT May 21 '12
Free agent CB Justin King worked out for the Colts on Friday.
Thrust into the starting lineup after St. Louis lost Ron Bartell for the year in Week 1 last season, King struggled with injuries and was routinely burned. He graded out as Pro Football Focus' worst cornerback. He'd be a pure depth signing for Indy.