Feb 5, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) high-fives punter Steve Weatherford (5) after throwing a touchdown to wide receiver Victor Cruz (not pictured) during the first half of Super Bowl XLVI against the New England Patriots at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael Hickey-US PRESSWIRE

Giants Sign P Steve Weatherford


In a typical New York Giants move aimed at stability and consistency the team signed punter Steve Weatherford to a 5 year deal this week.  Weatherford had the franchise tag placed on him earlier in the off season, but was hopeful of getting a long term deal from the Super Bowl Champs.

Steve is a fan favorite and a fantastic presence in the lockerroom, and a steady performer on the field. Weatherford easily could have been named MVP of the Super Bowl and the Giants recognize how his presence makes their defense that much better. The ability to make every team travel 90 yards or more on every drive is priceless to a team. Weatherford also neutralizes some of the best athletes in the game as he kicks balls out of bounds or pins returners to the sideline.   The stability of the Special Teams allows the offense and defense to be more aggressive and hopefully that much more successful.

Welcome Back Steve!

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