Jets cut Weatherford days after signing
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have released punter Steve Weatherford, four days after signing him in a pinch while he was in the middle of co-hosting a radio show.
Weatherford punted in the Jets’ 30-23 loss at New England on Sunday as an emergency replacement for Ryan Quigley, who was unavailable with an infection in his right shin. Weatherford averaged just 40.3 yards, with a net of 30.8, on four punts. He had not punted in a game since being released by the Giants last month.
Quigley, who was taking antibiotics, apparently has healed enough for the team to part ways with Weatherford.
Weatherford, who played for the Jets from 2009-10, was in a commercial break Saturday on 98.7 ESPN New York when the team called and offered him a job.
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