Steve Weatherford released by Jets after earning $51,000 for one day
OCT 28, 9:58a ET | FOX Sports
StatsLLC: Oct 24 / 12:00a ET
News: The New York Jets have released Weatherford, four days after signing him in a pinch while he was in the middle of co-hosting a radio show.
Impact: Weatherford punted in the Jets' 30-23 loss at New England on Sunday as an emergency replacement for Ryan Quigley, who was unavailable with an infection in his right shin. Weatherford averaged just 40.3 yards, with a net of 30.8, on four punts. He had not punted in a game since being released by the Giants last month. Weatherford, who played for the Jets from 2009-10, was in a commercial break Saturday on 98.7 ESPN New York when the team called and offered him a job.
Rotowire: Sep 4 / 8:10a ET
News: Weatherford was released by the Giants on Friday, Rand Getlin of NFL.com reports.
Impact: The Giants will move on from the veteran, who averaged 45.5 yards per punt last season. Coach Tom Coughlin was apparently displeased with Weatherford's showing during camp, intimating that consistency has been an issue. "Well, he's been off and on," Coughlin said. "He's had some good ones and he's had some that aren't so good." It's unclear whom the Giants will bring in to punt at this point after cutting ties with Robert Malone earlier in the week.
StatsLLC: Sep 4 / 12:00a ET
News: The Giants have released Weatherford and acquired Brad Wing from Pittsburgh. The moves came days after coach Tom Coughlin suggested neither Weatherford nor free agent Robert Malone would be his punter this season.
Impact: Weatherford, a member of the Giants' Super Bowl-winning team in February 2012, was released hours after Thursday's preseason finale against New England. Weatherford was slated to make $3.075 million, while Wing, a former LSU teammate of Odell Beckham Jr., will get $510,000. Money wasn't the only issue. Coughlin reportedly wanted Weatherford's punts to land between the numbers and the sideline, and that wasn't happening often enough.