Giants Franchise Weatherford
Now two previous Jets kickers are tagged as such.
Placing the franchise tag on Weatherford will give the sides more time to negotiate.
The Giants' decision to keep Weatherford over former seventh-round pick Matt Dodge last September turned out to be one of general manager Jerry Reese's best decisions as the punting game became a consistent weapon for New York.
Weatherford will be paid the average of the top five salaries at the position by the Giants. If he signs with another team, New York will get two first-round draft picks.