The Oakland Raiders roster overhaul continued on Friday with a surprising move. The club announced that they have released punter Marquette King.
King has been with the team for six seasons after signing with the club as an undrafted free agent in 2012. During his six-year career he has appeared in 80 games, recorded 426 punts while averaging 46.8 yards. He has also pinned opponents inside the 20-yard line 156 times with 33 touchbacks.
Releasing King also saves the Raiders $2.9 million during a time where every dollar counts while they try to re-sign their defensive star, Khalil Mack.
Rookie punter and former UC Davis alum Colby Wadman is now the only punter on the Raiders roster.
The Raiders also parted ways with tight end Clive Walford, the team’s former third-round pick from the 2015 NFL Draft. Walford never met his draft stock, playing in 44 games (10 starts) and hauling in just 70 receptions for 768 yards and six touchdowns.