Being a radio host seems like a fun job for former New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford, who was cut by the team on September 4th. Now as co-host of the Rothernberg & Weatherford Show on ESPN Radio, I'm sure Steve had much to vent and joke about life his former life in the NFL, or even making fun of himself looking like Vanilla Ice in his spare time.
As of today, Steve can speak in the present tense again about being a punter. Imagine you're tuning into a sports talk radio show, and the host says "I'll be suiting up and punting balls in the NFL tomorrow." Well, that's exactly what happened. Yet Weatherford initially didn't reveal what team he would be kicking for. The New York Jets did the honors of revealing that to the public on their Twitter account.
Weatherford learned that he was suddenly signed by the Jets during a commercial break, as they prepare for their trek to Foxboro, Mass. to face the Patriots this Sunday. According to ESPN.com, Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan made the call to Weatherford and offered him a job while on the air. The Jets were lacking a punter because Ryan Quigley is dealing with a right shin injury, and had been downgraded to questionable on Saturday after not being listed on the injury report all week. This is his second time around with the Jets (his first time playing with the team was for two seasons in 2008 and 2009).
Gotta love those rare moments when you get a call from an employer to do what you love again, after saying to your audience, "We'll be right back after these messages..."
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