Raiders add backup punter Zychlinski

April, 5, 2014
Apr 5
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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.

Paul Gutierrez

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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