Report: Giants trade Riley Dixon for conditional seventh-round pick
The Broncos have found a trade partner for Riley Dixon after all.
Denver began shopping Dixon after signing Marquette King in free agency. The Broncos found a taker in the Giants, who traded a conditional seventh-round pick for the punter, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.
The Giants have searched for a veteran punter since releasing Brad Wing in March.
Dixon has stayed away from the team’s offseason workouts as the Broncos tried to find him a new home. Denver made him a seventh-round pick in 2016.
Dixon, 24, averaged 45.6 yards per punt last season with a 40.2-yard net. He had 23 punts downed inside the 20, three touchbacks and allowed one touchdown return.
In his rookie season of 2016, Dixon averaged 45.7 yards per punt with a 41.3-yard net. He had 28 punts downed inside the 20 and six touchbacks.