Giants Acquire Brad Wing From Steelers

11:32am: The Steelers will get a conditional seventh-round pick for 2016 in exchange for Wing, according to Adam Schefter of (via Twitter).

10:41am: Shortly after having released veteran punter Steve Weatherford, the Giants have identified his apparent replacement. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle (via Twitter), the team has worked out a trade with the Steelers, acquiring punter Brad Wing in exchange for a late-round draft pick.

Wing, 24, punted 61 times for the Steelers in his rookie season in 2014, recording 43.7 yards per punt and a net average of 38.6 yards. Pro Football Focus wasn’t overly high on the LSU product’s performance, ranking him 28th out of the league’s 32 regular punters, with a -7.6 grade (subscription required).

Because he was only an exclusive rights free agent in the offseason, Wing is on a minimum salary deal, which works out to $510K for a player with his experience. His contract expires at the end of the 2015 season, but he won’t be able to hit the open market if the Giants want to keep him, since he’s set to be an ERFA again.

Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News first reported that the Giants were discussing a Wing deal with Pittsburgh.

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10 comments on “Giants Acquire Brad Wing From Steelers

  1. Daniel

    So are we trading Spence next?

  2. Trex


  3. Walking Dead

    Berry will be a big upgrade.

    • Jason

      No he won’t Steve was ranked 24th with an average 47.3 ypp. Wing is 28th out of 32 with an average 43 ypp. This is a pure money move.

      • Jon

        Not a $$ move. Berry has still had a much better preseason than Wing. Also, the steelers have given up 2 late round picks in trades. Now they get one of them back. I’ve got NO issue with it at all…I mean c’mon, it’s a punter for god sake

        • ERNIE BURNS

          SO WAS RAY GUY

        • Junk Chuck

          But you’re not getting Berry. You’re getting Wing, the guy Berry beat out. Good news, though–Wing looked a lot better this pre-season. Just not as good as Berry.

  4. Big John

    they traded the leg…WOW!!!

  5. tony

    What seems to be the problem? They got their late round pick back for someone they would have had to cut anyway…….lmao…..mentioning ray guy and Brad wing on the same DAY

  6. Rick

    Good move. Not sure why the Giants didn’t wait for cuts. I guess they knew they needed him immediately and didn’t want to chance losing him. Good deal for the Steelers who would have cut him any way.

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