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Broncos P King: 'Denver's a punter's paradise'
| 3 weeks ago

Marquette King is relishing the opportunity to routinely punt in a high altitude.

King, who signed a three-year, $7 million contract with the Broncos last week, has flourished in five career games in Denver. He has averaged 50.03 gross yards and 45.51 net yards while kicking in the Rocky Mountains, and 46.48 and 40.68, respectively, when extending his leg everywhere else.

"Denver's a punter's paradise," Marquette King told Peter King of "The ball definitely travels a lot further. I've always enjoyed punting out here in the altitude just because the ball travels further."

The Oakland Raiders released King last week, and multiple media outlets reported it was because new head coach Jon Gruden had personality issues with the punter.

Gruden reportedly made the decision to release King, which shaved $2.9 million from the salary cap. The Raiders had signed King to a five-year, $16.5-million contract extension a year ago.

A second-team All-Pro selection in 2016, King ranked sixth in the NFL in punting average last season at 47.4 yards per kick.

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