Who will be the punter for the New York Giants? Fans have been asking about that since the Giants parted ways with Brad Wing a few weeks ago. Well, it appears that we now have the answer. They are apparently trading for Denver Broncos punter Riley Dixon.
Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Giants are surrendering only a conditional 2019 seventh-round pick. So, virtually nothing for a chance to see if Dixon can be their punter. Per Spotrac, Dixon will carry a cap hit of $650,002 in 2018.
A Syracuse grad, the 24-year-old Dixon was a seventh-round pick by Denver in 2016. He averaged 45.7 yards per punt for the Broncos over two seasons.
Dixon had a net average of 40.2 yards per punt last season. Wing averaged 46.7 yards.
The Giants could still be in the market for a veteran placekicker to, at least, provide competition for Aldrick Rosas after his inconsistent rookie season.