The Giants acquired punter Riley Dixon from Denver in a trade on Friday, offering a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2019 draft in exchange, a source confirmed. NFL Network first reported the transaction.
Dixon will likely replace Brad Wing, released by the Giants earlier this offseason after he finished last in the NFL in net yardage in 2017. Dixon was not markedly better — his net average was 40.2 yards in 2017 compared to Wing’s 37.5 — but he comes cheaper with two years remaining on his rookie contract and was more consistent than Wing, whose miscues were in several costly situations.
Dixon was available after Denver upgraded its punting situation with the signing of Marquette King earlier this offseason. The Giants had interest in King, too, after he was released by the Raiders, but Denver’s offer of a three-year, $6-million contract was beyond their budget.