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The Oakland Raiders have signed P Marquette King to a long-term contract extension

The Oakland Raiders have signed P Marquette King to a long-term contract extension

The Oakland Raiders announced Monday morning that they have signed punter Marquette King to a long-term contract extension.

King originally signed with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent in May 2012. he has since played in all 48 games for the Raiders over the last three seasons and totaled 276 punts for a 46.1 yard gross average. He has also downed 94 punts inside the opponents' 20-yard line.

He set a franchise record last season with 40 punts inside the 20-yard line, which also ranked second in the NFL.

In 2014, King set single-season franchise records for punts (109) and punting yards (4,930). He also became the only punter since 1976 with at least 100 punts, at least 30 placed inside the 20-yard line and three-or-fewer touchbacks in a season. In his first full season in 2013, he led the NFL in gross punting with a 48.9 average.

King played four years at Fort Valley State, where he earned first-team Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors and was named the team's Most Valuable Player as a senior. A native of Macon, Ga., King attended Rutland High School in his hometown.


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