New York Giants sack punter Riley Dixon after 4 seasons | football

By | March 11, 2022

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (AP) — The New York Giants have fired punter Riley Dixon after four seasons.

The Giants made the move late Thursday night in a decision that will free up about $2.8 million in salary caps.

Dixon averaged 45.2 yards gross and 40.6 net average over four seasons and landed 101 kicks inside the 20-yard line. He had blocked three punts.

Dixon owns the two highest single-season net putting averages in the Giants since it became an official statistic in 1976, at 42.0 yards in 2019 and 41.8 yards in 2018. He’s struggled this season, ending with a net average of 39.5 yards.

Dixon was acquired by the Denver Broncos in a trade for a seventh-round conditional draft pick on April 23, 2018 ahead of his third NFL season away from the Giants.

The Giants have a potential replacement on the roster after recently signing Jamie Gillan, who averaged 40.0 yards the last three seasons with the Cleveland Browns.

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