Punter Marquette King went into Oakland Raiders training camp hoping to get something on tape for the other 31 NFL teams.
An injury to seven-time Pro Bowler Shane Lechler and a modification of his kicking style have changed those plans slightly.
With Lechler expected to be out at least another week, King has assumed all of the punting duties in camp and will likely do the same when the Raiders (tied 23rd in the AP Pro 32) open their preseason schedule next week against the Dallas Cowboys.
King had his strongest day of camp Monday when he showcased his new style.
Gone is the shuffle, two-step method he used at Fort Valley State. Now the undrafted rookie is using a shorter, 1 1/2-step approach that has added significant distance and consistency to King's kicks.
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