New York Jets release punter Steve Weatherford four days after signing him ‘Details’

New York Jets release punter Steve Weatherford four days after signing him

Steve Weatherford’s second stint with the Jets lasted just four days.

Steve Weatherford, an emergency replacement after an infection surfaced on the shin of the Ryan Quigley one day before Sunday’s loss at the Patriots, was released by the Jets on Wednesday morning.

In the Jets’ 30–23 loss to the Patriots, Weatherford averaged 40.3 yards with his four punts, with a net of 30.8 yards.

The 32-year-old was standing in for injured punter Ryan Quigley, who sustained a shin infection that kept him sidelined for Sunday’s game. Weatherford was reportedly cut due to Quigley’s ability to return to the field for Week 8.

Steve Weatherford punted for the Jets from 2009–11 before joining the New York Giants in the 2011 offseason. He was released by the Giants in September after four seasons. Before playing in New York, he spent time with Jacksonville, New Orleans and Kansas City.

Steve Weatherford, who signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2006, averaged 46.3 yards per punt during his time with the Giants, and helped them to a Super Bowl victory in 2011.