EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants announced a personnel shake-up Friday with the release of veteran punter Steve Weatherford, who has been with the team for 11 years, the Giants said.
Filling Weatherford’s position will be Pittsburgh Steeler Brad Wing, who was acquired in exchange for a conditional seventh round draft choice, the team wrote on its website.
Weatherford, 32, punted 311 times for the team with a net average of 38.8 yards per punt, according to the Giants. His most memorable moment was his hold on “Lawrence Tynes’ 31-yard overtime field goal in the NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers that sent the Giants to Super Bowl XLVI,” the team said.
The 24-year-old Australia-born Wing was drafted out of LSU in 2013 and started his professional career as a rookie free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles before joining the Steelers in 2014.
A lefty, Wing’s average of 8.2 yards per return ranked 12th in the NFL last year, according to his new team.