NY GIANTS' NEWS AND NOTES: WEATHERFORD "STOKED"
Excerpt: "So, how did <a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2063/steve-weatherford">Steve
Weatherford</a> feel about the New York Giants
Monday making him only the third punter in NFL history to be given the franchise
tag? Weatherford's reaction via Twitter tells you what you need to know:
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<p class="entry-title">Great news for me today!!! So stoked to be back in BLUE!!!
Love the NYG fans!!! Here's to another fairy tale year. Let's do it
In a release from the Giants, Weatherford added this:</p>
"This is a great franchise and a great organization, really the best I've
been with. so it's very exciting to know that I will be back. I think the
franchise tag is a step that needed to be taken to continue to work together on
a long term deal. I want to be with the Giants for a long time and I really
think the feeling is mutual, so hopefully something can get worked out long term
and I can be a Giant for another four, five or 10 years."</p>
Weatherford had the best season of his six-year career in 2011, averaging
45.7 yards per punt. He had a net average of 39.4 with 27 of his 82 punts being
downed inside the 20-yard line." Read more...