Good things come to those who wait.
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.
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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— Marquette King
Article source: http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2018/03/raiders_release_marquette_king_should_giants_pounc.html
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