Steve Weatherford, Giants Agree To 5-Year Contract

Prior to the start of free agency the New York Giants placed the franchise tag on punter Steve Weatherford, who's contract was set to expire. They can now remove that franchise tag.

According to Pro Football Talk, the Giants inked Weatherford to a five-year, $12.75 million deal. He'll be staying in New York for the long haul.

Weatherford was an undrafted free agent (as most punters are) with the New Orleans Saints prior to the 2006 season. He played two and a half seasons in New Orleans before spending time with the Kansas City Chiefs and Jacksonville Jaguars. He played in New York, but with the Jets, in the 2009 and 2010 seasons before joining the Giants.

The Giants have been relatively quiet in free agency, adding TE Martellus Bennett. But I guess when you're the defending Super Bowl champs you don't need to be too aggressive in free agency.

For more on the signing, be sure to check in with Giants blog Big Blue View and SB Nation New York.

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