The New York Giants have placed the franchise tag on punter Steve Weatherford after only one season with them.
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"What a blessing to have another opportunity to be a NY Giant for at least another season," Weatherford said via Twitter. "God is good!!!"
Weatherford was a key contributor in the team's run to the Super Bowl championship, both as a punter and a holder on kicks.
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.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.