Chris Kluwe and Matt Leinart Looking for Jobs as Both Local Products are Cut by NFL Teams
So much for the eras of Chris Kluwe in Oakland and Matt Leinart in Buffalo as both were cut Sunday by the Raiders and Bills respectively.
Kluwe, a recent Weekly cover boy, lost the Silver and Black punting job to Marquette King, while pride of Mater Dei High Leinart was cut after five days and one poor start with the Bills.
Befitting his social media saavy, Kluwe tweeted his goodbye to Oak Town:
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"Thanks to everyone at the Raiders for the opportunity this preseason. It was a blast. @MarquetteKing's got a bright future with you guys!" Kluwe tweeted from @ChrisWarcraft, his often used Twitter account.
"Feel like we both had a pretty strong preseason. No regrets."
In a later tweet, the Los Alamitos High grad noted he would be spending his first Labor Day in 17 seasons somewhere other than on a football field.
Kluwe had spent eight seasons out of UCLA with Minnesota before the Vikings cut him and the Raiders (Leinart's former team) picked him up.
Leinart, who had a stellar career at USC after Mater Dei but has struggled in the pros with Arizona, Houston and Oakland, also took to Twitter to reveal he'd been cut by the Bills.
"Tough game. Tought situation. No excuses. Thanks [sic] you to the Bills organization! #FightOn," he tweeted via @MattLeinartQB.
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