Giants cut popular punter Weatherford, acquire Wing in trade
SEP 4, 1:28p ET | AP
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.