Saturday, April 5, 2014
Raiders add backup punter Zychlinski
By Paul Gutierrez
The Oakland Raiders added a camp leg on Friday with the signing of free-agent punter Daniel Zychlinski.
Sure, general manager Reggie McKenzie likes competition at every position, but last season Marquette King beat out veteran Chris Kluwe and King has a stranglehold on the gig. Still…
Zychlinski, who turns 24 on April 17, played at Stanford from 2008-12 and averaged 42.2 yards per punt, appearing in 41 games and punting 97 times. As a senior on the Farm, his 43.1 yards per punt average was the fifth best in school history.
King, meanwhile, led the NFL with a 48.9 yard average last season, his first full year punting in the NFL after replacing Shane Lechler.