Jets release P Steve Weatherford after four days with team

The Jets cut ties with Steve Weatherford after just four days with the team. Noah K. Murray USA TODAY Sports

In a last-minute move to bring in a punter, New York Jets GM Mike Maccagnan called Steve Weatherford during a commercial break on the veteran's radio show.

The Jets would eventually sign Weatherford to start Sunday's game with Ryan Quigley injured, but his stint with the team only lasted four days. The team announced on Wednesday that Weatherford has been released.

It's a good sign that Quigley will be healthy for Sunday's game, and the Jets need him. Weatherford had a net average of just 30.8 yards per punt against the Patriots and consistently gave New England good field position.

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