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Musical Punter Chairs Continues

The Jets made yet another move for a punter on Labor Day.

The never-ending punting saga took yet another twist as the Jets signed Steve Weatherford, who was released by Jacksonville on Saturday. To make room on the roster, the Jets waived undrafted rookie free agent A.J. Trapasso, who had been claimed off waivers from Tennessee on Sunday.

If you’re scoring at home, that makes three punters waived by the Jets since Wednesday. They cut Glenn Pakulak on Sept. 2, and released Reggie Hodges on Sunday. Weatherford was signed after a Monday morning tryout.

Weatherford is the seventh punter signed or claimed by the Jets since the end of the 2008 season, and that number includes Hodges, who was released in April before being re-signed in June. In three NFL seasons, Weatherford has punted 199 times for a gross average of 43.5 yards and a net of 36.4.

This search has just become bizarre. Can the Jets find a punter and give him a chance to stick through at least one game? Is the difference between all these guys really that big to justify all of these moves? It seems like they're all pretty much the same.