Chris Kluwe | PN
Posted: 5/6/2013 3:31pm et
Minnesota Vikings P Chris Kluwe thanked fans on his Twitter account for his time in Minnesota, which means he's likely to be cut. The Oakland Raiders could show interest in Minnesota Vikings P Chris Kluwe once he is released if they believe P Marquette King is not experienced enough to be their punter this season.
Huddle Up: It's been made official, the Vikings have released Kluwe and will likely roll with fifth-round pick Jeff Locke as their punter. It's a move similar to last season's drafting of Blair Walsh and subsequent release of Ryan Longwell, a move that worked out pretty well for the Vikings. You may now commence discussion as to whether Kluwe was released because of his assorted off-the-field exploits (video games, a rock band, and championing social causes) or because he was among the 10 highest paid punters last season while ranking in the bottom half of the league in average and net yards and 31st in punts inside the 20.