Published: Mon, April 02, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

Raiders release King, Walford; re-sign Nelson

Raiders release King, Walford; re-sign Nelson

In a odd and sudden move on a Friday afternoon, the Raiders announced King had been cut.

Despite being one of the premier and best punters in the entire league, the Oakland Raiders chose to part ways with Marquette King on Friday. King is one of the best punters in the league and would likely be an upgrade for nearly any team that chooses to sign him, including the Vikings. This past season King was in the top five in gross yards per punt and net yards per punt. The Raiders opted to take advantage of it because King's salary cap hit would have been $3.05 million - sixth-highest among National Football League punters.

King, who joined the Raiders in 2012 as an undrafted free agent, spent the first six seasons of his career in the Bay Area.

Hall has played in 142 games (108 starts), totaling 563 tackles, 27 interceptions with three touchdowns, 115 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

According to Pro Football Reference, King ranks 4th all-time in yards per punt, trailing only former Raider Shane Lechler, who is No. 1 all-time.

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Yet, a couple weeks into free agency, the Raiders cut their popular punter.

He was drafted in the first round by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2007 out of MI.

Based on his play over the past few years, if the Raiders didn't want him, it's actually somewhat shocking that they didn't try to trade King for a low draft pick.

The Oakland Raiders signed veteran cornerback Leon Hall, the team announced Thursday.

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