Wednesday October 28th, 2015

The New York Jets have released punter Steve Weatherford, the team announced Wednesday.

Weatherford’s release comes just four days after he signed with the team before New York’s Week 7 matchup against the New England Patriots

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.

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.

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.

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