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Giants sign punter Riley Dixon to a 3-year extension

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Riley Dixon will remain a Giant

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Jordan Raanan of ESPN is reporting that the New York Giants have signed punter Riley Dixon to a three-year extension.

The Giants originally acquired Dixon from the Denver Broncos in a trade over the 2018 off-season. The Giants made the move to trade a seventh round pick for Dixon after cutting punter Brad Wing to free up roughly $1 million in cap space.

Dixon, a hero for the Syracuse Orange, has punted well for the Giants since his return to New York. Since winning the punting job in the 2018 training camp, Dixon has been a steady and reliable presence on the Giants' special teams. Dixon is particularly good at directional punting, and has frequently created hidden yardage to help the defense by preventing touchbacks.

We only know the length of the extension as of this writing, not the size of the contract. We will be sure to update with the dollar figures when we know them.