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  1. Andy Lee salutes Guys HOF election

    Bill Williamson

    The celebration of Ray Guy's election into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday extended beyond Guy and the Oakland Raiders. It's a victory for all punters. "It was a proud day to be a punter," said San Francisco 49ers punter Andy Lee on T...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  2. Wrapping up night from across the pond

    Bill Williamson

    LONDON - San Francisco 49ers punter Andy Lee was named the NFC special teams player of the week for his precision work in a win at Tennessee on Sunday. Lee pinned Tennessee's offense inside its own 20-yard line on three of his six punts. Quarterba...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  3. A nod to Andy Lee

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Mark Simon of ESPN Stats & Information gives rare weekly kudos to an overlooked standout -- the punter. The Week 4 honor goes to Cincinnati's Kevin Huber. However, San Francisco's outstanding Andy Lee led Simon's list of hon...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  4. Raiders' Marquette King answered the call

    Bill Williamson

    I commended the Oakland Raiders for bringing in veteran punter Chris Kluwe to training camp. And I commend the Raiders for naming Marquette King their punter heading into the season. Kluwe tweeted Sunday that King won the job and he is being cut. ...

    Blog | September 01, 2013
  5. Chargers cut 10 players

    Bill Williamson

    The San Diego Chargers cut 10 players Sunday, and will need to cut five more to get to the 75-man limit Tuesday. There were no surprises in the early cuts: quarterback Nathan Enderle, punter Richard Kent, defensive lineman Jamarkus McFarland, tigh...

    Blog | August 25, 2013
  6. Ray Guy may finally get HOF call

    Bill Williamson

    We may be on the cusp of football history. A punter may be on his way to election into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. On Wednesday, it was announced that former Oakland punter Ray Guy is one of two senior committee nominees, along with Claude H...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  7. A look into Chris Kluwe's world

    Bill Williamson

    ESPN.com columnist Johnette Howard looks at the life and times of new Oakland punter Chris Kluwe. The colorful Kluwe just published a book and is the favorite to win the punting job over talented, but raw Marquette King as Oakland looks to replace...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  8. Ranking the AFC West kicking specialists

    Bill Williamson

    Our positional rankings series continues with the best group of kickers and punters in the NFL: 1. Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland: One of the greatest weapons on the NFL. He's getting better. 2. Dustin Colquitt, Kansas City: Veteran punter was f...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  9. Raiders, Janikowski may pair for long haul

    Bill Williamson

    Sebastian Janikowski and Shane Lechler were a team in Oakland. They kicked together. They golfed together. They hung together. They were known as the best kicker-punter pair in the NFL for years. Now, Janikowski is on his own after Lechler left...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  10. Chris Kluwe makes sense in Oakland

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders may be replacing one of the best punters of all time with one of the most famous punters ever. Chris Kluwe, who was recently cut by the Minnesota Vikings, told Fox Sports that he will be signing a one-year deal with the Raiders...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  11. Oakland Raiders consider veteran punters

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders are considering veteran punters to compete with young, but raw Marquette King. The Raiders recently worked out veterans Jason Baker and Mat McBriar. The Raiders are seriously considering bringing in a veteran to compete with Ki...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  12. Should Oakland pursue Chris Kluwe?

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders do not have an experienced punter on their roster. Chris Kluwe is an available punter with eight years of NFL experience. Kluwe has indicated he is being cut by the Minnesota Vikings. Would it be worth Oakland's time and eff...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  13. Lechler exit signals end of an Oakland era

    Bill Williamson

    In another reminder that the Al Davis era is over, punter Shane Lechler is a former Oakland Raider. Lechler's signing with the Houston Texans is the end of a long, solid run with the franchise. The Raiders have lost several players this offseas...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  14. Shane Lechler to visit Houston

    Bill Williamson

    Oakland punter Shane Lechler is one of the better remaining AFC West free agents. His market is about to get going. The Houston Chronicle is reporting that Lechler, one of the greatest punters of all time, will visit the Houston Texans on Thursday...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  15. AFC West notes

    Bill Williamson

    The Denver Broncos have the right to match any offer given to restricted free agent punter Britton Colquitt, but Denver will not get a draft choice if another team gives him a deal it doesn't match. The Denver Post reports the team will match an o...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  16. Shane Lechler's market might grow

    Bill Williamson

    Shane Lechler's market in free agency has gotten stronger. The Cincinnati Bengals have re-signed punter Kevin Huber, and Lechler and Huber were considered the best free agents on the market. Kansas City Chiefs re-signed Pro Bowl punter Dustin Colq...

    Blog | March 08, 2013