Reports: Chris Kluwe Joining the Raiders

Created: 05/16/2013 10:49 AM By: Scott Theisen

Former Minnesota Viking punter Chris Kluwe is joining the Oakland Raiders, according to reports Thursday morning.

Kluwe was released by the Vikings May 6.

Kluwe, 31, averaged 44.4 yards per punt over his career in Minnesota, including a career-high 39.7 yard net average last season. He ranked 17th in the NFL in punting.

Kluwe had been due $1.4 million in base salary for 2013 but told 1500 ESPN the day after his release he was willing to punt for the minimum, which for an eight-year veteran is $840,000.