The Denver Broncos are placing King on injured reserve and are expected to release the punter when healthy, NFL Network’s James Palmer reported Saturday.
Broncos punter Marquette King heading to IR. The plan would be to release him when he gets healthy. He has struggled in his first season in Denver.
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) October 6, 2018
King missed practice all this week with a thigh injury and was listed as doubtful to play in Denver’s game Sunday against the New York Jets.
The Broncos have reportedly promoted punter Colby Wadman from the practice squad to replace King. Wadman has not punted in a professional game after going undrafted out of UC Davis in 2017.
Denver signed King to a three-year deal this offseason after he was unceremoniously released from the Oakland Raiders, but the eccentric punter struggled in his first year in the Mile High City.
King ranks 20th among 31 qualified punters in net punting average (39.7). His 44.1 yards per punt is a career low.
I bet he danced his way to IR pic.twitter.com/vwfinar8ww
— Mr. Sir (@RButyrski) October 6, 2018
Truth is no one really cares about punters. Sorry, that’s just how it is.