Giants Cut Steve Weatherford

10:35am: According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News (via Twitter), the Giants are discussing acquiring punter Brad Wing in a deal with the Steelers, though nothing is finalized yet.

10:20am: The Giants appear to be on the lookout for a new punter, as Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports reports (via Twitter) that the club has parted ways with veteran Steve Weatherford. New York also cut Robert Malone earlier this week, so the latest move leaves the team without a punter on its roster.

Weatherford, who turns 33 in December, spent the first five years of his NFL career with a handful of different teams before finding a more permanent home with the Giants in 2011. The Illinois product has been the team’s punter for each of the last four seasons, ranking 25th out of the league’s 32 qualified players at the position in 2015, per Pro Football Focus’ data (subscription required).

Earlier in the week, head coach Tom Coughlin strongly hinted that outside help would likely be brought in to challenge Weatherford for the Giants’ punting job this year.

“Well, there’s a game to go, and it’s going to be a competitive thing,” Coughlin said. “Not necessarily with the guys that are here. That goes for any position. Any position. People have to understand that. You’re not competing just against the guys here, you’re competing against the waiver wire.”

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6 comments on “Giants Cut Steve Weatherford

  1. chip

    Steve you were a first class always represented the Giants well.Hope to see you back with the Giants in some capacity in the future.Good luck!

  2. Shannon

    Wow! Giants head office, you lost one ofthe best punters & PR man you’ll ever have! What are you doing to our team? Not happy!!

  3. Craig

    First Antron Rolle now Steve Weatherford?? I thought you wanted a winning season, maybe some moves should be made on management, not cool, not smart. Rolle, best saftey we’ve had in years, Weatherford is an inspiration to all the fans and an example to other players on fitness.

    • Drew

      Steve was one of the worst punters in the NFL last year. He is a great guy and we all love him, but let’s be honest he just wasn’t doing a great job. We are trying to build up our special teams and this is a good way to start

  4. Joel

    One of my favorite Giants and an overall model person on and off the field.its disappointing to hear got cut from an organization that he did everything asked of him and more for

  5. JRam

    Change is difficult but necessary to adapt the challenges of new era. Let’s see if we can evolve for the benefit of the team.

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