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Jets Release P Steve Weatherford

The New York Jets announced the release of veteran P Steve Weatherford on Wednesday.

The Jets signed Weatherford to a contract for Sunday’s game against the Patriots after P Ryan Quigley was unable to suit up.

Weatherford, 32, originally signed on with the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of back in 2006. Since then, he played briefly for the Chiefs, Jaguars, and Jets before finding a home with the Giants in July of 2011.

Weatherford spent four years with the Giants before he was released at the start of the regular season.

In 2014, Weatherford totaled 3,249 yards punting on 80 attempts (40.61 average) to go along with six touchbacks. Last year, Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 28 punter out of 38 qualifying players.

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