One NFL team contacted Marquette King just minutes after Raiders shockingly cut him

The Raiders might not want Marquette King, but there’s plenty of NFL teams out there who do. One of those teams is the Minnesota Vikings, who didn’t waste any time contacting King after the punter was surprising released by the Raiders on Friday. 

According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings reached out to King just minutes after he was released by the Raiders. To give you an idea of how quickly things happened, let’s take a look at the timeline of events. 

First, the Raiders announced at 4:21 p.m. ET that King had been cut. 

By 5:09 p.m. ET, the Vikings had already shown interest, which means, in a period of 48 minutes, King got cut, the Vikings reached out and then word got to the Pioneer Press that Minnesota was interested. Moral of the story here: Life comes at you fast.   

The fact that the Vikings reached out isn’t surprising at all. Teams almost never get a chance to sign an All-Pro player this late in free agency, but that’s exactly what teams will have the chance to do with King. For the past five seasons, King has been one of the top punters in the NFL. 

In 2013, he led the league in yards per punt (48.9), which

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