Jordan Raanan of ESPN is reporting that the New York Giants have signed punter Riley Dixon to a three-year extension.
The Giants and punter Riley Dixon have agreed to a three-year contract extension, per source. Dixon is having a strong year averaging a career-best 47.0 yards per punt, sixth in the NFL. The 26 year old probably has been the Giants most consistent player this season.— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) December 8, 2019
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.