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Broncos place punter Marquette King on injured reserve

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

By ARNIE STAPLETON

AP Pro Football Writer

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Punter Colby Wadman was promoted by the Broncos from their practice squad after Denver put scuffling punter Marquette King on injured reserve with a thigh injury.

King has had a poor first month in Denver after signing a three-year, $7 million deal following his release from the Oakland Raiders last spring.

The Broncos brought in Wadman last week to push King, but he had another bad outing against Kansas City on Monday night and his 35-yard punt gave the Chiefs great field position in the final minutes for their game-winning touchdown drive in a 27-23 win over the Broncos.

King limped off the field following that punt and he was sidelined all week as Wadman, who graduated from UC Davis in 2016, got all the work at practice.

The Broncos (2-2) visit the New York Jets (1-3) on Sunday.

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Updated October 6, 2018

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