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Steve Weatherford | Punter | #3

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/17/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
College: Illinois
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Jets released P Steve Weatherford.
He was on the roster four days. Ryan Quigley (shin) is back healthy. Wed, Oct 28, 2015 09:08:00 AM

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Jets signed P Steve Weatherford.

Ryan Quigley was added to the injury report with a shin issue on Saturday, but he is also dead last in the league in net punting. The injury may be a convenient excuse to see what the veteran Weatherford can do.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 01:04:00 PM

Giants released P Steve Weatherford.

This is assuredly a cost-saving move by the G-Men, who will save $2.2 million against the cap. Weatherford had two years left on a five-year, $12.75 million deal. Weatherford was near the bottom of the league with his 38.6 net average last season. The Giants don't have another punter on the roster.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 11:05:00 AM

Giants P Steve Weatherford (back, ankle) traveled with the team to Seattle.

The Giants worked out P Robert Malone this week just in case Weatherford was not able to play, but it appears Weatherford will get the start.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 12:03:00 PM

Giants P Steve Weatherford is expected to try to play through a ligament tear in his ankle.

Weatherford was illegally hit as he punted Monday night and his left ankle (non-kicking side) bent the wrong way. He stayed in the game and kept punting. Weatherford has been told that he doesn't need surgery, so he's going to try to rest for a couple days and then kick again.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 08:34:00 AM

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

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

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