Raiders cut Marquette King; should Eagles pursue the All-Pro

As the Eagles’ roster currently stands, the team is set with starters across the board. That is, except at one position.

Punter.

In 2017, King averaged 47.4 yards per punt (7th in the NFL) with 29 punts falling inside the 20-yard line. By comparison, Jones averaged 45.3 yards per punt with 23 punts landing inside the 20. According to Pro Football Focus’ grading system, King was the third-highest rated punter in the NFL last season.

Now, the Eagles aren’t exactly flush with salary cap space. The latest NFL PA report has the Eagles currently possessing $2.62 million in cap space. King was set to earn $3.05 million this season from the Raiders, though he’d unlikely earn that much on the open market.

It is unlikely Eagles general manager would want to pay a premium for a punter, though it’s at least a conversation worth having.

The only other punter currently on the roster is Cameron Johnston, an Ohio State alum who the Eagles signed to a reserve/futures contract in January. He spent the pre-season with the Eagles last season but has no NFL experience otherwise.

Stanton became the first Yankee to homer in his first at-bat with the team since Judge and Tyler Austin, who started at first base Thursday, did it on Aug. 13, 2016. He was the first player to homer on Opening Day in his first season with the Yankees since Raul Ibanez in 2012, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

After flying out in the third inning, Stanton ripped a fifth-inning double to left-center that brought home Judge, who had walked, to make it 3-0 Yankees. Sanchez immediately responded with a double of his own to the same part of the park, scoring Stanton and it was 4-zip.

Take the Rooney Rule, and how it was applied in the Oakland Raiders’ hiring of Jon Gruden. The Raiders seemingly violated the rule by interviewing the minority candidates after team owner Mark Davis reached an agreement for Gruden to return, yet the league’s investigation found no violation.

Call it another layer of confusion that the rule wasn’t enforced.patriots_090-223x223