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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

Pierre-Paul is the draft's biggest risk

Posted April 27, 2010 @ 3:56 p.m. ET
Giants GM Jerry Reese continued his penchant for gambling, selecting the biggest boom-or-bust prospect in the draft, DE Jason Pierre-Paul, writes PFW's Eric Edholm.

2010 draft choices by team: Giants

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 11:11 p.m. ET
Here are the players who were chosen by the New York Giants in the 2010 NFL draft.

Giants say Feagles might not punt again

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 7:20 p.m. ET
Giants head coach Tom Coughlin and GM Jerry Reese indicated that P Jeff Feagles thinks he might not be physically able to play another year.

Reese’s stamp is all over Giants’ draft

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 10:37 p.m. ET
Each year, GM Jerry Reese has continued to take risks, but calculated, high-reward risks that continue to add talent to a good Giants roster.

Giants' defense will be tested early

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
The Giants and new coordinator Perry Fewell know that they will face two tough, but very different, challenges to open next season in the run-heavy Panthers and the passing-proficient Colts.

Giants' Reese once again goes with big upside

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 9:48 p.m. ET
Jerry Reese learned from Ernie Accorsi that you can never pass on pure pass rushers. They are just too rare. Thus, the selection of Jason Pierre-Paul should shock no one.

Giants may surprise with offensive pick

Posted April 11, 2010 @ 10:38 a.m. ET
Although most pundits expect the Giants to draft a middle linebacker with their first-round pick, the whispers we're hearing indicate that an offensive player, such as TE Jermaine Gresham, wouldn't be a shocking choice.

Giants sign ex-Seahawks S Grant

Posted April 01, 2010 @ 7:01 p.m. ET
The Giants have added some insurance at safety with ex-Seahawk Deon Grant, which seems to suggest that the Giants are not expecting to have a healthy Kenny Phillips to start the season.

Giants re-sign veteran P Feagles

Posted April 01, 2010 @ 1:02 p.m. ET
Veteran P Jeff Feagles signed a new contract with the Giants on Thursday, ensuring the 44-year-old will play his 23rd NFL season in 2010.

Giants' Coughlin expects Umenyiora to compete

Posted March 27, 2010 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
Tom Coughlin made strong comments last month, saying he wasn't prepared to guarantee a starting job to DE Osi Umenyiora, but Umenyiora has responded positively, Coughlin said.

Giants say Umenyiora can earn his spot

Posted March 14, 2010 @ 11:47 a.m. ET
DE Osi Umenyiora wasn't happy with his role in the Giants' defense last season, a unit that clearly underachieved. Will he be happy when next season rolls around? Stay tuned.

Giants sign Sorgi to back up Eli

Posted March 09, 2010 @ 3:21 p.m. ET
The Giants announced that QB Jim Sorgi, who has been Peyton Manning’s backup for the past six seasons, now will compete to be the No. 2 behind Eli Manning in New York.

Rams sign ex-Giants DT Robbins

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 2:08 p.m. ET
The Rams have agreed to terms on a three-year deal with free-agent DT Fred Robbins, a key cog in the Giants’ defense during their 2007 run to the Super Bowl.

Report: 49ers sign QB Carr

Posted March 07, 2010 @ 10:50 p.m. ET
The 49ers have reached a contract agreement with QB David Carr, The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger is reporting, quoting Carr's agent, Mike Sullivan.

Signing of Rolle speaks volumes about Phillips

Posted March 06, 2010 @ 2:01 a.m. ET
The Giants appeared upbeat on the subject of FS Kenny Phillips' health at the Indianapolis Combine. But their signing of free-agent FS Antrel Rolle suggests there might be a problem there.

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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