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Giants news: Steve Weatherford happy despite release

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New York Giants headlines for Saturday, 9/12.

Steve Weatherford
Steve Weatherford
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Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are some headlines to start off your weekend. T-minus one day until the start of the regular season!

Steve Weatherford leaves Giants with fond memories

Last week, the Giants released punter and fan favorite Steve Weatherford in an effort to save money and acquire younger, possibly better talent at the position. Weatherford ended up saying it was one of the best days of his life.

"John Mara told me that he thinks I'm one of the greatest Giants of all time, and the reason, he said, was nothing to do with football," Weatherford said. "A compliment like that, to tell me I'm one of the greatest Giants of all time and it doesn't have anything to do with football, that means so much more to me."

In four seasons with the Giants, Weatherford captured a Super Bowl ring and averaged more than 46 yards per punt. Weatherford doesn't know what road he will go down next, whether that's still playing football, TV broadcasting, fitness or charity work, but there is one thing that the former Big Blue punter says he will always be.

"It doesn't matter where I go or what I do and who I'm doing it for," he said. "I'm always going to be a Giant."

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Damontre Moore expects former college teammate and Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel to have a "good year."

Uani' Unga is about to get his big break after news that Jon Beason will be out for Sunday's season opener against the Cowboys.

The Giants' no name defense will have something to prove against Dallas.

Around the NFL

Gerald Christian, this year's last overall draft pick, is on a quest to be "the most relevant Mr. Irrelevant there ever was."

Aldon Smith, formerly of the 49ers, will get a fresh start with their cross-town rival, the Raiders.

A.J. Green and the Bengals have agreed upon a 4-year, $60 million contract extension.

NFL stars took to Jimmy Fallon to read their own superlatives.