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Draft Scout Marquette King News
08/24/16 - P Marquette King has punted 14 times in two preseason games for a 49.8-yard average and 42.1-yard net. As the only punter on the roster he has done all the live kicking in training camp and practice.
03/01/16 - P Marquette King signed a five-year contract extension with the Raiders Monday (Feb. 29) reportedly worth $16.5 million. He was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on March 9.
The Raiders confirmed the signing with King, who punted 83 times last season and had 40 punts downed inside the opponents' 20, which was second in the NFL. King averaged 40.7 net yards and had a gross average of 44.5 yards per punt.
King first joined the Raiders in 2012 as an undrafted free agent out of Fort Valley State and missed his rookie season due to injury.
In 2013, when Shane Lechler signed with the Houston Texans in free agency, King beat out veteran Chris Kluwe for the starting job.
12/28/15 - P Marquette King has 39 punts inside the 20-yard line with only four touchbacks and has only seven touchbacks in 186 punts over the last two seasons.
10/19/15 - P Marquette King has put nine punts inside the 20-yard line against just two touchbacks through five games.
04/08/15 - P Marquette King signed a one-year contract with the Raiders as a restricted free agent. King was tendered at $1.542 million at the start of the league year.
King has averaged 46.8 yards per punt in two seasons since replacing All-Pro Shane Lechler. After leading the NFL with a 48.9-yard average in 2013, King set franchise records in 2014 with 109 punts and 4,930 yards.