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Chris Kluwe | Punter | #5

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/24/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
College: UCLA
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Vikings suspended special teams coach Mike Priefer three games for making at least one homophobic slur during the 2012 football season.
The homophobic slur Priefer first denied, then later admitted, was roughly "nuke the gays." It was made known by ex-punter and same-sex-marriage advocate Chris Kluwe, who was cut after that season and has not since resurfaced in the NFL. Kluwe is now suing the Vikings for essentially blackballing him. Vikings K Blair Walsh has told investigators Kluwe "loves the attention" and wanted to be "in the spotlight," allegations that align with Kluwe's Friday night decision to rant and rave on his Twitter page. During the same 2012 season, Kluwe is known to have on "multiple" occasions walked around with a hole in his shorts in front of teammates and coaches, "claiming to be a (Jerry) Sandusky victim." Fri, Jul 18, 2014 10:23:00 PM

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The Vikings and P Chris Kluwe agreed to extend the May 6 deadline to file a wrongful termination lawsuit.

There is a one-year statute of limitations to file a wrongful termination lawsuit. Kluwe's one year would have been up on May 6, but the sides agreed to an extension to allow the Vikings to complete their internal investigation. Kluwe believes he was released from the team because of his support for same-sex marriage and accused special teams coach Mike Priefer of making homophobic remarks. Kluwe said he will sue if the Vikings' internal investigation does not find in his favor.
Sat, Apr 26, 2014 09:30:00 AM

The Bears worked out free agent Ps Chris Kluwe, Brian Moorman and Mat McBriar on Tuesday.

Among others. The Bears aren't happy with P Adam Podlesh, who had a rough game Sunday and is near the bottom of the league in most punting categories.
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 03:53:00 PM

Raiders released P Chris Kluwe.

The Raiders drew some laughs late Saturday when they announced they were keeping two punters, but on Sunday that changed with Kluwe's release. Oakland will roll with big-legged Marquette King in Shane Lechler's old position.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 02:59:00 PM

Raiders signed P Chris Kluwe to a one-year, $840,000 contract.

Kluwe's controversial/outspoken nature, mediocre play and $1.45M contract got him ousted from Minnesota. He'll fit right in the with the Raiders, who now have their Shane Lechler replacement at a veteran minimum salary. Kluwe's torn left meniscus is expected to be healed well before camp, where he'll face some competition from Marquette King.
Source: FOX Sports
Thu, May 16, 2013 09:46:00 AM

Vikings released P Chris Kluwe.

Kluwe broke the news on his Twitter account. Kluwe's off-the-field activism will be blamed for his release, but he simply wasn't worth his $1.4 million salary after coming in 17th in net-punting average (39.7 yards) last season. The Vikings are moving forward with No. 155 pick Jeff Locke at punter. Kluwe should eventually find another NFL gig.
Mon, May 6, 2013 11:47:00 AM

ESPN 1500 Twin Cities thinks Vikings P Chris Kluwe may not even make it to camp with the team.

The Vikings drafted P Jeff Locke with the No. 155 overall pick, and teams don't take kickers or punters unless they plan for them to make the team. Kluwe is due $1.45 million in the final year of his contract, but he won't see that.
Sun, Apr 28, 2013 09:52:00 AM

Vikings P Chris Kluwe will undergo surgery to repair a torn left meniscus on January 31.

Kluwe is due $1.4 million in 2013 after finishing 25th in Pro Football Focus' punter ratings. Although he incurred the coaching staff's wrath for distractions caused by bloviating his outspoken opinions on seemingly every political, cultural, and sports debate in America, Kluwe should be back with the Vikings for another season.
Tue, Jan 8, 2013 01:50:00 PM

Vikings P Chris Kluwe deemed the TCF Bank Stadium field "unplayable" after participating in Sunday's walkthrough practice.

"Serious time," said Kluwe. "All respect to the people that cleared the field ... you did an amazing job. That being said, it's unplayable. The field is as hard as concrete an hour and a half after they took the tarp off, and anyone that hits their head is getting a concussion. I find it interesting that the NFL can claim an emphasis on player safety, and then tell us the field is fine. It's beyond hypocritical. I can only hope, however unlikely, that no one gets catastrophically injured at the trainwreck that's about to take place tomorrow night."
Sun, Dec 19, 2010 02:33:00 PM

The Vikings auditioned four punters Wednesday to possibly replace current starter Chris Kluwe.

Coach Brad Childress claims he demanded Kluwe kick the ball out of bounds, or at least out of Reggie Bush's range on Monday night. "If he can't do that, I'll find someone that can," said Childress, totally throwing his player under the bus. It sounds like just a scare tactic, but Kluwe has been warned.
Thu, Oct 9, 2008 10:55:00 AM

Vikings signed P Chris Kluwe to an $8.3 million contract extension through 2013.

The deal includes $1.7 million in guarantees and makes Kluwe one of the NFL's top ten highest paid punters. Kluwe currently ranks 14th in the NFL in gross punting, but leads the league in punts downed inside the opponent's 20. He was to be a restricted FA after the season.
Thu, Oct 25, 2007 05:03:00 PM

Vikings extended a tender to P Chris Kluwe, an exclusive rights free agent.

Kluwe, who recovered from a torn ACL to finish 25th in the NFL with a 42.3 gross and 28th in net average, should face competition for his job.
Tue, Feb 20, 2007 09:55:00 AM

Vikings punter Chris Kluwe sprained his right wrist and thumb in Week 13.

The injury shouldn't keep him out, but it could make catching long snaps that much more interesting.
Tue, Dec 5, 2006 09:02:00 AM

KFAN sports radio in Minnesota reports Vikings P Chris Kluwe is punting without restrictions at training camp.

Kluwe had surgery for a torn ACL surgery this offseason.
Sat, Jul 29, 2006 11:30:00 PM

P Chris Kluwe dressed but did no work at Friday's practice.

The Vikings are having him take it slow in his recovery from a torn ACL. He may not be ready until after training camp starts.
Sat, Apr 8, 2006 10:50:00 AM

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