Giants add former Jets punter Weatherford

July, 29, 2011
Intent on upgrading their special teams, the Giants added former Jets punter Steve Weatherford Friday.

Weatherford and his agents tweeted that he has agreed to join the Giants to compete with punter Matt Dodge.

Weatherford punted for 3,581 yards last season and had a net average of 38.1 on 84 punts. Dodge had a very inconsistent season, punting for 3,222 yards and a net average of 34.3 yards on 72 punts. The Giants allowed a league-high two punt returns for touchdowns last season, including the unforgettable DeSean Jackson touchdown in the Giants' collapse to the Eagles last season.

Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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