New Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden cut Marquette King today and according to one writer, it was a move meant to send a "message."
Jon Gruden hasn't coached the Raiders in a game in 2018 but he's already ruffling some feathers. Friday afternoon, Oakland announced that it had cut punter Marquette King, one of the most popular players in the NFL.
Gruden's move, according to Raiders Snake Pit writer Bill Williamson, was meant to "send a message" to the team.
King, while a bit flashy, was actually a solid punter for the franchise the past few years. Ahead of the 2016 season, he was signed to a five-year deal worth almost $17 million.
Apparently, King wasn't even afforded the opportunity to meet with the coaching staff. He was cut by the team's GM right as he arrived on Friday.
King will have a list of suitors. Expect him to land a job within a few days.