3. This is a clear statement. When you use a fifth round pick for a punter he's essentially the starter already. Look for Cluwe to be traded. We wont get much, but Cluwe is an elite punter in the NFL so there are plenty of teams that want him.
Late last season, after Kluwe was fined for putting a message on his jersey supporting Ray Guy’s Hall of Fame candidacy, Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer showed his irritation.
“I don’t even want to talk about that,” Priefer said, according to a transcript from the club. “Those distractions are getting old for me, to be quite honest with you. Do I think Ray Guy deserves to be in the Hall of Fame Absolutely, but there’s other ways of going about doing it, in my opinion.”
In reply to a follow-up question about Kluwe, Priefer said: “He’s got to focus on punting and holding.”