The Oakland Raiders has released outspoken LGBT ally, fellow geek and punter Chris Kluwe, who had signed a one-year minimum contract with the team shortly after his release from the Minnesota Vikings in May tp go with the younger rookie Marqutte King this upcoming football season.
“We had both had a pretty good preseason, but as the young guy, he definitely has the higher potential ceiling. It makes sense,” Kluwe wrote in a series of tweets over the weekend. “King’s got a really strong leg. He reminds me a lot of me when I was a rookie.”
Chris 31, posted a career-best 39.7 average on 72 punts last season, his eighth with the Vikings. But the team drafted Jeff Locke in the fifth round out of UCLA and released Kluwe after watching the newcomer in rookie camp.
Ever the great guy Kluwe publicly thanked everyone at the Okland Raiders for the pre-season chance and said he intends to stay in shape and thinks he can punt in the NFL this season.
Game on Chris! Game on!