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Chris Kluwe signs with Raiders

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05:25 PM ET 05.16 | Throughout their history, the Oakland Raiders have seen their share of colorful personalities. And in 2013, they???re adding another, signing punter Chris Kluwe on Wednesday. The signing will be formally announced on Thursday. Kluwe, who was released by the Minnesota Vikings on May 6, will step in for Pro Bowler Shane Lechler, who left Oakland for the Houston Texans via free agency. Kluwe???s contract is for one year, and is for the league minimum. ???I???m excited to be an Oakland Raider and be playing in California,??? Kluwe, who attended high school in Southern California before going to UCLA, told me on Wednesday. ???Now, my family can actually come to games.??? The 31-year-old Kluwe averaged 45.0 yards on 72 punts last season as a Viking. Kluwe is the all-time Vikings leader in average yards per punt (44.4) and second all-time in total punt yards (27,683) and total punts (623). Kluwe is arguably the greatest punter in franchise history

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May 16, 2013  05:30 PM ET

With the Raiders offense.. he'll be used a lot!!

May 16, 2013  05:44 PM ET

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Figure it out, interns.

May 16, 2013  05:47 PM ET

Pretty good replacement for Lechler.

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May 16, 2013  05:55 PM ET
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With the Raiders offense.. he'll be used a lot!!

Raider hater.

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May 16, 2013  06:24 PM ET
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Poor Cowboy fan. Jerry Jones is the new Al Davis. Good news you only have probably 20 years of losing until Jerry dies on you.

I thought he was a Vikings fan...

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May 16, 2013  06:35 PM ET
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He's not a lock to make team. Marquette King and Kluwe will have to battle for the spot.Competition at every position. Every position.

End over end kicks after 13 years of Lechler won't cut it.

May 16, 2013  06:36 PM ET
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Nah, Wild Fan is a diehard Cowboys fan. And for whatever reason has become quite a troll lately too.

Not as bad as narrator.

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May 16, 2013  06:44 PM ET

Greatest punter in Viking history, perhaps, but if you look at his numbers for last season he wasn't even halfway up the punter chart.

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May 16, 2013  07:45 PM ET
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Raider hater.

I'm not a Raider Hater.. just trying to deflect some of the same stuff that's now raining down on my Cowboys

May 16, 2013  07:48 PM ET
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Poor Cowboy fan. Jerry Jones is the new Al Davis. Good news you only have probably 20 years of losing until Jerry dies on you.

Don't think so.. Jerry is the devil.. he'll live for-ever or least he will when his son Steven takes over the team.. Raiders will win another SuperBowll before the Cowboys do

May 16, 2013  08:04 PM ET

Kickers have no souls.

May 16, 2013  08:18 PM ET
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Kickers have no souls.

Neither do Brits. And I spent many Holidays across the pond.

 
May 16, 2013  08:45 PM ET

I think this guy is missing some parts between the ears.

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