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Steve Weatherford

Steve Weatherford - #5 - P

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 211 lbs.
Birthday 12/17/1982
Birthplace Crown Point, IN
College Illinois
Years played 8

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Punt Avg Yds
58 47.5 2757

Giants' Ross might get his chance on special teams

Posted June 24, 2010 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
Although CB Aaron Ross might be disappointed he's not starting on defense, he might get more opportunities to get on the field because of an injury elsewhere.

Giants claim WR-RS Davis off waivers

Posted June 23, 2010 @ 8:17 p.m. ET
The Giants claimed WR-RS Chris Davis off waivers from Cincinnati on Wednesday. He could figure prominently as a punt and/or kickoff returner.

Giants cut five, including Aussie P Bond

Posted June 21, 2010 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
The Giants waived five players — DB Vince Anderson, P Jy Bond, TE Carson Butler and LBs Lee Campbell and Micah Johnson — on Monday in order to create space on their roster for draft picks.

Giants lose Hixon to ACL injury for season

Posted June 16, 2010 @ 3:16 p.m. ET
The Giants have lost RS-WR Domenik Hixon for the 2010 season with a torn ACL, suffered on the surface of the team's new Meadowlands stadium.

Keep an eye on Giants WR Barden

Posted June 03, 2010 @ 12:35 p.m. ET
Second-year WR Ramses Barden, who had a strong training camp as a rookie but barely made a ripple when the games counted, has re-emerged this offseason.

Brother of Giants' Kiwanuka critically injured

Posted May 28, 2010 @ 11:44 p.m. ET
The brother of Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka was critically injured Friday in Indianapolis when his motorcycle struck a car. Mathias, who was riding a separate motorcycle, avoided the car and escaped injury.

Giants' Ross back in fold, but as starter?

Posted May 26, 2010 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
CB Aaron Ross returns to cornerback after a tough 2009 season, but he'll have a battle to regain a starting spot with Terrell Thomas coming off a strong season.

Giants TE Boss to undergo surgery

Posted May 23, 2010 @ 12:30 p.m. ET
The Giants announced that TE Kevin Boss will undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his right ankle Monday.

Source: Giants no longer shopping Cofield

Posted May 14, 2010 @ 1:32 a.m. ET
After he thwarted a deal with New Orleans during the draft, unsigned Giants NT Barry Cofield is no longer on the trading block, a league source told NFL.com Thursday.

Giants WR Hagan signs tender

Posted May 13, 2010 @ 2:20 a.m. ET
Giants WR Derek Hagan has signed his restricted free-agent tender, one year at $1.176 million.

Feds: Taylor admits to sex acts with girl

Posted May 07, 2010 @ 9:08 p.m. ET
Hall of Fame LB Lawrence Taylor has admitted to paying for sex with a 16-year-old girl, according to a criminal complaint filed Friday by federal prosecutors against the alleged pimp for the runaway girl.

Hall of Famer Taylor arrested on rape charge

Posted May 06, 2010 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
The Journal News of New York's Hudson Valley is reporting that ex-Giants great Lawrence Taylor has been arrested for a felony rape charge involving an attack on a 15-year-old girl.

Vets feeling heat with rookies on board

Posted May 04, 2010 @ 10:32 a.m. ET
The draft is in the rearview mirror, but here are five veteran players who could be looking over their shoulders with rookies gunning for their jobs.

Giants set for the unknown at punter

Posted May 01, 2010 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
With the retirement of P Jeff Feagles, the Giants will go into this season unsure of their punting situation.

Feagles makes retirement from Giants official

Posted April 30, 2010 @ 5:41 p.m. ET
Jeff Feagles retired from the NFL on Friday, ending a 22-year career that saw him never miss a single game with his five teams.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 16, 2012
A person familiar with the deal says the Giants and punter Steve Weatherford have agreed to terms on a five-year deal worth $12.75 million. The contract includes a $3.25 signing bonus, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team had not yet announced the signing. The bonus is more than the roughly $2.6 million Weatherford would have made if he signed his franchise tender.||||||| Weatherford had a solid regular season, posting a career-best 39.2-yard net average, and was terrific in the playoffs while helping lead the Giants to a Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots. Weatherford, 29, previously played for the Jets, Jaguars, Chiefs and Saints.
Posted April 01, 2010
Weatherford has undergone a procedure to prevent irregular heartbeats. He missed an opening-round playoff victory at Cincinnati last season because of a rapid heartbeat.||||||| Weatherford tells The Associated Press he had the minimally invasive procedure a week ago at Morristown Memorial Hospital, a few miles from where the team trains. Weatherford is on blood thinners and says he feels great. He took part in voluntary team workouts Thursday for the first time since the procedure.
Posted Jan. 12, 2010
Weatherford has passed a stress test and should be fine for Sunday's playoff game at San Diego.||||||| Weatherford missed last weekend's victory at Cincinnati because of a rapid heartbeat. He says he will require a surgical procedure after the season. He also had surgery when he was 16 for the problem.
Posted Jan. 09, 2010
The New York Jets were without Weatherford for their playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals because he was sick.||||||| Kicker Jay Feely handled the Jets' first punt Saturday, a low, wobbly kick that the Bengals returned to the New York 45 to start their second series. Weatherford's illness was a major setback to the Jets in a game that was expected to come down to field position. Weatherford punted 80 times this season for a 42-yard average.

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