The Giants re-signed franchised P Steve Weatherford to a five-year contract, according to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio.
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.
In the postseason, special teams can be the difference. The Giants owe a nod to their special teams for their performance down the stretch.
Steve Weatherford has won the Giants' punting job following Saturday's release of second-year P Matt Dodge.
The Jets signed former Australian Football Leaguer Chris Bryan to compete for the team's punting job, his agent David Canter announced on Twitter.
Punter Steve Weatherford will continue working at New Meadowlands Stadium, but instead of wearing green and white, he'll sport blue and red.
With their kicker, punter, kickoff returner and top tacklers all hitting free agency, special teams will be a big offseason issue for the Jets.
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.
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.
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.
Facing long odds, the Jets' special-teams unit came through with multiple big plays in the team's 22-17 win over the Steelers.
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 P Steve Weatherford will return for the team's game vs. the Chargers Sunday, reports indicate.