Marquette King could soon be off the free agent market.
Several teams, including the Dolphins and Bills, have shown interest in signing the veteran punter, according to a report from ESPN, which cites an unidentified league source.
Several teams, including the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills, have expressed interest in signing veteran free agent punter Marquette King, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 8, 2019
King struggled in four games with the Broncos last season, averaging a career-low 44.1 yards per punt. He was placed on injured reserve in early October before being released.
The 30-year-old spent the first six seasons of his career with the Raiders, where he tallied 46.8 yards per punt. He was surprisingly cut by Oakland in March 2018 and inked a three-year, $7 million deal with Denver one month later.
“It felt like — you know how you play those UFC games and you get punched and you’re in a daze until you get knocked out? That’s what it kind of felt like,” King said about being released by Oakland (via the Denver Post). “It all happened so fast. … I’m just looking forward to competing and winning games.”
King became popular with fans when he began celebrating after successful punts.
“They’re pretty much spontaneous,” King told NFL Network in 2017 about his celebrations. “Maybe I put a tiny bit of thought into it because you have to start from somewhere. Other than that, I just kind of let go. The field is my happy, I just kind of let out however I feel when I’m playing, especially when I’m making plays, it feels good.”
The Bills and Dolphins both missed the playoffs last season. Miami fired former coach Adam Gase in late December and replaced him with Brian Flores.