The Giants put the franchise tag worth $2.6 million on Weatherford March 5th, keeping the veteran punter from entering the UFA market on March 13th.
Weatherford was a breath of fresh air for the Giants' special teams this season, a unit that was a trouble spot on 2010 with rookie Matt Dodge doing the punting.
Weatherford tweeted the good news to his followers today:
"I'm looking forward to representing the NEW YORK GIANTS for the next 5 years," Weatherford tweeted. "Thank you to our fans for making it an easy decision!"According to our friends at Pro Football Talk the contract totals $12.75 million, including a $3.25-million signing bonus.