Raiders release Marquette King | Should Giants pounce? Or too expensive?

Good things come to those who wait.

That might be the Giants‘ mantra if they are able to land free agent punter Marquette King, who was released Friday by the Raiders.

King signed a five-year contract worth $16.5 million in 2016, but it included an out with only $150,000 in dead cap before the 2018 season. The Raiders opted to take advantage of it because King’s salary cap hit would have been $3.05 million — sixth-highest among NFL punters.

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The Giants, who have $5.6 million in salary cap space, are in the market for a punter after releasing three-year starter Brad Wing earlier this month. Austin Rehkow, who was a 2017 undrafted rookie out of Idaho, is the only punter on the current roster.

“We are going to have a new punter,” coach Pat Shurmur said this week.

King was a 2017 Pro Bowl alternate and 2016 Second-Team All-Pro who keeps a higher, quirky profile than many at his position.

He is known for dressing up in outlandish costumes and trying trick punt shots, for punt celebrations a la touchdown celebrations, and for being outspoken on Twitter as seen in this quote Tweet backing oft-criticized Giants star Odell Beckham Jr. from December:

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