I thought he should have been kept on the roster and given a chance to be a major contributor at the start of the season. He will be the fastest receiver on the team and I thought that he always made plays when given the chance, albeit mostly in the preseason. I am also beginning to warm up to Roger Lewis. I believe that from a production standpoint. King and Lewis will as good or better than Shepherd and Marshall.
if you believe either King or Lewis will outperform Shepard in the slot.
Not very many receivers in football had outperformed Shepard in the slot before his injury.
And King is a 27 year old journeyman, the Giants are his 5th team in 4 years. including receiver starved teams like CAR and JAX.
I don't mind giving the less tested options a shot in a lost season, maybe some of them have or will develop into legit options, but don't delude yourself.