Former New York Giants punter Matt Dodge, cut by the team during training camp after a tumultuous 2010 rookie season, reportedly worked out for the New York Jets this week. Dodge, of course, was beaten out for the Giants' punting job this season by Steve Weatherford, who punted for the Jets the past two seasons.
Dodge, of course, was wildly inconsistent as a rookie for the Giants a season ago. He will always be remember by Giants' fans for kicking the ball to Philadelphia's DeSean Jackson last season on the final play of a game, allowing Jackson to return the ball for a game-winning touchdown -- the only time that has happened on a punt in NFL history.
Gang Green Nation speculates that Jets special teams coach Mike Westhoff has not been happy with his team's rookie punter, T.J. Conley, who is averaging 43.5 yards per punt (37.9 net) thus far.
Meanwhile, Weatherford -- who was ripped by Westhoff after the Jets let him go as a free agent -- has been spectacular for the Giants. He is averaging a career-best 46.4 yards per punt, with a net average of 38.2.
Ah, what a delicious irony it would be if Dodge and Weatherford ended up trading places.