Apr 07

Good things come to those who wait.

That might be the Giants’ mantra if they are able to land free agent punter Marquette King, who was released Friday by the Raiders.

He is known for dressing up in outlandish costumes and trying trick punt shots, for punt celebrations a la touchdown celebrations, and for being outspoken on Twitter as seen in this quote Tweet backing oft-criticized Giants star Odell Beckham Jr. from December:

King, 29, showed up at the Raiders’ facility Friday to meet some of the new coaches and was released by general manager Reggie McKenzie before he had the chance, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.

One of the Giants’ main competitors for King — or any desirable available veteran punter — will be the rival Super Bowl champion Eagles, who are searching for the retired Donnie Jones’ replacement.

The Giants could wait until the NFL Draft to fill Wing’s spot on the cheap. There were seven punters invited to the NFL Combine and undrafted punters find a home in the league every year.

Rutgers product Ryan Anderson, who had a strong Pro Day, will be at the Giants’ local day.

Boone replaced him with righty Chad Green after Severino struck out Justin Smoak looking with Josh Donaldson on first base via walk. Green fanned Curtis Granderson to end the inning.

Severino touched 100 mph in the first and fourth innings. By the sixth, he was still reaching 98 mph.

Closer Aroldis Chapman pitched a clean ninth inning.

The Houston Texans announced Thursday they signed the free-agent quarterback, who last played for the franchise in 2015. That’s also the last time he appeared in an NFL game.

The former first-rounder isn’t expected to see much action in his second stint with the Texans, but his role could be important nonetheless. After working for four different franchises, the 34-year-old veteran will serve as another set of eyes, and possibly insurance, for wunderkind Deshaun Watson.patriots_089-223x223

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