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Steve Weatherford | Punter

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/17/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 211
College: Illinois
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Sports With Alternatives To Steroids (S.W.A.T.S.) co-owner Mitch Ross included Giants P Steve Weatherford as one of his clients.
This story just keeps getting more bizarre. In an hour-long "press conference" outside the Super Bowl XLVII media center, Ross also mentioned Brett Favre, Ray Lewis, Terrell Owens, recent BCS national championship teams at Auburn and Alabama, baseball players Johnny Damon and Carlos Pena and golfer Vijay Singh as clients. Weatherford angrily denied ever knowing or meeting Ross, adding he has contacted an attorney to rebut the "slanderous" accusations. Sat, Feb 2, 2013 11:33:00 AM

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Giants signed franchise player P Steve Weatherford to a five-year, $12.75 million contract.

The deal will reportedly include around $4 million "up front." The 29-year-old Weatherford averaged a career best 45.7 yards per punt (with a 39.2 net punting average) last season, and most importantly, he did not kick to DeSean Jackson.
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 12:56:00 PM

Giants assigned the franchise tag to P Steve Weatherford.

A huge upgrade on Matt Dodge, Weatherford is scheduled for a $2.5 million salary on the punter tag. The 29-year-old averaged 45.7 yards per punt last season with a 39.2 net. Weatherford did not have a punt blocked, or returned for a TD.
Mon, Mar 5, 2012 03:57:00 PM

Free agent P Steve Weatherford expects to re-sign with the Giants.

Weatherford had a solid season after being signed away from the Jets in July, posting a career-best net punting average of 45.7. He also shined in the Super Bowl, pinning the Patriots inside their own 10-yard line three times. He could be in line for a multi-year deal.
Tue, Feb 7, 2012 08:38:00 PM

Giants agreed to terms with P Steve Weatherford, formerly of the Jets.

Weatherford will compete with second-year punter Matt Dodge, who sports a big leg and consistency issues. Weatherford tied an NFL record with 42 punts inside the 20-yard line last season, so he would afford coach Tom Coughlin fewer headaches than Dodge.
Fri, Jul 29, 2011 04:20:00 PM

It doesn't appear the Jets will be offering free agent P Steve Weatherford a contract, according to beat writer Manish Mehta.

It was suggested that the Jets may try to bring Weatherford back cheaper than the $1.2 million tender they declined before the lockout, but they're moving on. After putting 42 punts inside the opposing 20-yard line last year, Weatherford will certainly have plenty of suitors.
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 01:34:00 PM

The Bears are expected to pursue free agent P Steve Weatherford this summer.

The Bears will let 37-year-old Brad Maynard walk after a 29th place finish in net average last season. Illinois alumnus Weatheford finished a more respectable 15th in net average while also tying an NFL record with 42 punts inside the 20-yard line. The Jets opted not to tender Weatherford, balking at the $1.2 million price tag.
Wed, Jun 22, 2011 10:37:00 AM

The Jets failed to extend tenders to potential restricted free agent P Steve Weatherford and LB Lance Laury.

They're unrestricted free agents now, regardless of CBA progress. The Jets likely still want Weatherford back, just not at the $1.2 million or so it would've cost to tender him. The 28-year-old tied an NFL record with 42 punts inside the opposing 20-yard line last season. Laury is a special teamer.
Wed, Mar 2, 2011 11:47:00 AM

Jets P Steve Weatherford decided on his own to run a fake punt in Week 8.

Weatherford said he hadn't been given the "green light" but that the coaching staff gives him the freedom to run a fake when he sees an opportunity. The problem is, Weatherford didn't realize the Jets had just been sacked, turning a 3rd-and-9 into a 4th-and-18. He came up a yard short.
Mon, Nov 1, 2010 11:11:00 AM

Jets P Steve Weatherford underwent surgery last week to correct his irregular heartbeat.

The procedure was described as "minimally invasive," and Weatherford felt great as he participated in voluntary workouts Thursday. He missed last year's opening-round playoff victory against the Bengals with an irregular heartbeat.
Thu, Apr 1, 2010 12:37:00 PM

Jets P Steve Weatherford will undergo surgery after the playoffs to correct a rapid heartbeat.

Weatherford attributed his irregular heartbeat to "the electrical setup of the heart" rather than physical activity. He's expected to handle punting duties against the Chargers this weekend.
Tue, Jan 12, 2010 05:55:00 PM

Jets coach Rex Ryan said P Steve Weatherford (irregular heartbeat) should be fine to punt on Sunday.

The Jets have no plans to bring in another punter. Weatherford has had the non-life-threatening condition since high school and he just couldn't get the situation calmed down on during last week's win over the Bengals.
Mon, Jan 11, 2010 12:50:00 PM

Jets P Steve Weatherford missed Saturday's game with an irregular heartbeat.

Weatherford's absence was originally attributed to an illness, causing much puzzlement among Jets fans. Kicker Jay Feely filled in admirably, dropping three punts inside the Bengals' 20-yard line. The Jets hope to have Weatherford back next week.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Jan 9, 2010 10:15:00 PM

Jets P Steve Weatherford injured his right hamstring in practice on Friday and is listed as questionable.

Coach Rex Ryan said he will likely be a game-time decision. The Jets worked out some punters, and if they don't sign one, K Jay Feely will be the emergency punter in their do-or-die game on Sunday night against the Bengals.
Sat, Jan 2, 2010 10:04:00 AM

Jets signed P Steve Weatherford and waived P A.J. Trapasso.

Trapasso's stint as the Jets' starter lasted one day. Weatherford just barely lost out to Adam Podlesh in Jaguars camp and could offer a sizable upgrade.
Mon, Sep 7, 2009 02:42:00 PM

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