Broncos release punter Marquette King

Aug 30, 2018; Glendale, AZ, USA; Denver Broncos punter Marquette King (1) against the Arizona Cardinals during a pre season game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos have decided to part ways with punter Marquette King. The team originally placed King on injured reserve on Oct. 6.

King missed Sunday’s game against the New York Jets, but in the previous four games, King punted 20 times for a career-low average of 44.1 yards per punt. Monday afternoon, King confirmed to the NFL Network that he had been released. 

The eccentric punter then tweeted a thank you message to John Elway and the organization.

Colby Wadman was elevated from the practice squad before Sunday’s loss to the Jets. Wadman punted eight times for for an average of 41.1 yards per punt, with a long of 57 yards in his Broncos debut.