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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 sign P Weatherford to five-year deal

Posted March 16, 2012 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
The Giants re-signed franchised P Steve Weatherford to a five-year contract, according to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio.

Giants place franchise tag on P Weatherford

Posted March 05, 2012 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
Giants P Steve Weatherford received the franchise tag on Monday. He had a career-high net punting average of 39.2 yards in his first year with the Giants.

Giants' special teams have shined in postseason

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 5:42 p.m. ET
In the postseason, special teams can be the difference. The Giants owe a nod to their special teams for their performance down the stretch.

Dodge cut, Weatherford wins job as Giants' punter

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 7:51 p.m. ET
Steve Weatherford has won the Giants' punting job following Saturday's release of second-year P Matt Dodge. 

Jets add P Bryan, waive QBs Ainge, O'Connell

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 9:11 p.m. ET
The Jets signed former Australian Football Leaguer Chris Bryan to compete for the team's punting job, his agent David Canter announced on Twitter.

Weatherford signs with Giants

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Punter Steve Weatherford will continue working at New Meadowlands Stadium, but instead of wearing green and white, he'll sport blue and red.

Special offseason in store for Jets

Posted March 17, 2011 @ 12:26 p.m. ET
With their kicker, punter, kickoff returner and top tacklers all hitting free agency, special teams will be a big offseason issue for the Jets.

Potential free agents 'stuck in limbo'

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 4 p.m. ET
An uncertain future is confronting every player these days, but those with contracts expiring this offseason can't move forward with the process of figuring out whether they will stay put or move on to a new team.

Pair of punt calls cost Jets

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 6:15 p.m. ET
The Jets clinched a playoff spot on Sunday afternoon in Chicago, but not in the manner in which they were hoping, thanks in large part to a pair of questionable calls. 

Cole's performance highlights Jets' depth

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 9:08 p.m. ET
Injuries in the Jets' secondary have forced Marquice Cole into playing more snaps, a role the second-year pro has embraced with his recent play.

Smith, Weatherford truly 'special' for Jets

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
Facing long odds, the Jets' special-teams unit came through with multiple big plays in the team's 22-17 win over the Steelers.

Fake punt still in Jets' playbook

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 9:36 p.m. ET
A communication breakdown and lack of awareness resulted in a botched fake punt for the Jets in Week Eight, but don't expect the team to stop trying to fool opponents just because their attempt didn't work.

Jets' Weatherford expects to play Sunday

Posted Jan. 12, 2010 @ 6:07 p.m. ET
Jets P Steve Weatherford will return for the team's game vs. the Chargers Sunday, reports indicate.

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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