clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Breaking: Raiders release flamboyant punter Marquette King

New, comments
The 2015 ESPYS - Arrivals Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images

No punter in the NFL is a more colorful character than Marquette King. And now he is without a team as the Raiders have released the 7th year punter.

King, originally signed by the club as an undrafted free agent in 2012 out of Fort Valley State. He has spent six years with the Raiders, the last five as their full time punter, replacing former long time punter, Shane Lechler.

Over his six-year career, he has played in 80 games, recorded 426 punts for 19,941 yards (46.8 avg.) and pinned opponents inside the 20-yard line 156 times with 33 touchbacks.

While he has been a great NFL punter, he is most known for his animated personality. Known for dressing up in all kinds of crazy costumes and taking videos of himself punting trick shots and...well, basically videoing himself doing anything.

His release saves the team nearly $3 million against the salary cap. That savings may have been as much a motivating factor for this move as anything.