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Raiders sign Marquette King to long-term deal

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 13:  Punter Marquette King #7 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates after the Raiders recovered a fumble on a punt return attempt in the fourth quarter of a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 13, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) Getty Images

Teams looking for a punter in free agency this offseason will have to consider options other than Marquette King.

The Raiders announced Monday that King has agreed to a long-term extension with the team. King was set to become an unrestricted free agent next week and the team did not announce any terms of the deal. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports it is a five-year contract worth $16.5 million with $7.75 million in guarantees.

King has spent the last three years as the punter in Oakland and is coming off a season that saw him post a 40.7 yard net average on punts. He dropped 40 of his 83 punts inside the 20-yard-line, which was good for second in the league behind Johnny Hekker of the Rams. King, who signed with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2012 and spent the year on injured reserve, also led the league in gross punting average in 2013.

With King remaining under contract and the retirements of Justin Tuck and Charles Woodson, the Raiders have 10 impending unrestricted free agents.

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18 Responses to “Raiders sign Marquette King to long-term deal”
  1. r8erjay42 says: Feb 29, 2016 2:01 PM

    1 of many GREAT signings from the RAIDERS!!! Stay tuned!!! GO RAIDERS!!!

  2. therealraider says: Feb 29, 2016 2:05 PM

    I’d like to see us resign Autry.. He’s a quality depth guy with upside.

  3. hanspard says: Feb 29, 2016 2:06 PM

    Brilliant move by McKenzie to stash this guy on IR during Lechler’s last year.

  4. jonathankrobinson424 says: Feb 29, 2016 2:07 PM

    ……Good re- signing. He up seated Lecher a few years ago and only has improved.

  5. 1heatedtoombrayduh says: Feb 29, 2016 2:11 PM

    dude has to have the longest hangtime ive ever seen..his ball can stay in the air for like 5.5 seconds when NOT in Denver lol TOTALLY worth the cash!

  6. raiderrob21 says: Feb 29, 2016 2:23 PM

    EXCELLENT NEWS! Dude is money. Thank you Reggie and staff. Beginning of some great signings this offseason.

    RAIDER NATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. charger383 says: Feb 29, 2016 2:26 PM

    Raiders have always had a good kicking game

  8. silvernblacksabbath says: Feb 29, 2016 2:45 PM

    Reggie’s terrible….. NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. PurpleRaid18 says: Feb 29, 2016 2:57 PM

    Great signing by the Oakland front office – not only is the kid an extremely talented punter – he’s a freak athlete who offers versatility and creative play calls on Special Teams.

    Good move, Raiders.

  10. chaunce922 says: Feb 29, 2016 2:57 PM

    Now go get:

    Donald Penn, Kelechi Osemele , and Jenoris Jenkins

    Reggie, and make another solid first round pick *coughcough* Sheldon Day *coughcough*.

    Raiders are so close man and hopefully some of these free agents finally have faith in us to get us over the hump, we forsure got the money..

  11. ninerfan81 says: Feb 29, 2016 2:58 PM

    HBCU graduate, amazing guy and an example for young kids…I’d run at least 3 fakes per season knowing my punter is probably faster than a lot of LBs

  12. mrbiggstuff says: Feb 29, 2016 3:03 PM

    With that crappy offense, you need a good punter.

    Good signing. His cost per punt will end up being around $1-$2 each!

  13. radrntn says: Feb 29, 2016 3:11 PM

    Let it begin…..Donal Penn next

  14. Modern Day Einstein says: Feb 29, 2016 3:15 PM

    Marquette King could be the best punter in the NFL. Ive seen that dude, back practically up against his own goal post, cause fair catches in opponents territory with his distance and hang time added up. Incredible.

  15. araidersfan says: Feb 29, 2016 3:33 PM

    Only time will tell if Marquette King is in the same class as past great Raider punters like Ray Guy & Shane Lechler. But at the very least it looks like King will have a very productive career for the Silver & Black. Glad to see him inked for several years.

  16. mcdeezznuts says: Feb 29, 2016 4:20 PM

    Broncos fan qualifier, but I am enamored with King. One of the best punters I’ve ever seen.

  17. willjasper says: Feb 29, 2016 4:38 PM

    Three million dollars a year for a punter? 2017 cap casualty.

  18. mysterytonite says: Feb 29, 2016 4:55 PM

    Good, underrated Punter, got a nice deal too. Good for him and oakland.

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