The New York Giants will have a new punter in 2018. The Giants Saturday announced that they have terminated the contract of punter Brad Wing.
Acquired in a trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers before the 2015 season, Wing was the Giants’ punter for the past three seasons.
Wing struggled in 2017. He averaged 44.1 per punt, 25th out of 33 qualifying punters. The Giants were last in the league at 36.7 net yards per punt. Wing had two punts blocked and was last in the league with only 20 percent of his punts landing inside the opponents’ 20-yard line. Wing was 30th among 33 qualifying punters with 9.5 percent of his punts going for touchbacks.
Wing has a career average of 44.7 yards per punt, with a net average of 39.7.
Terminating Wing’s contract will save the Giants $1.525 against the 2018 salary cap. That includes a $1.325 million base salary, as well as roster and workout bonuses he will not collect.