The Giants likely won’t be looking for a new punter
With New York Giants’ punter Riley Dixon having some what of a down season in 2020, there was some thought that he could end up being released this offseason in order to save some money under the cap.
Dixon is scheduled to make $2.75 million and have a cap hit of $2.925 million in 2021. So releasing wouldn’t be a terrible idea. But it looks like he’s not going anywhere.
Dan Duggan of The Athletic says that there isn’t any indication that the Giants will be moving on from Dixon.
The Giants re-signed steady long snapper Casey Kreiter to a one-year minimum contract with a $987,500 cap hit. The Giants could create savings if they cut punter Riley Dixon, who has a $2.9 million cap hit, but there are no indications they plan to make a change.
Dixon has been a good punter overall during his career and I would assume that the Giants are expecting him to bounce back in 2021. Now if he has another bad season I wouldn’t expect him to play out the final year of his contract in 2022.
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