The Giants activated Dixon from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.
Dixon has passed the NFL's COVID-19 protocols after being placed on the reserve list last Wednesday. He's expected to be the Giants' starting punter in Sunday's game against the Bengals.
The Giants placed Dixon on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.
Dixon has either tested positive for the virus or come into close contact with an infected person. The Giants promoted Ryan Santoso from the practice squad earlier this week to cover for Dixon and kicker Graham Gano, who was placed on the COVID-19 list Tuesday. With the Giants on a Week 11 bye, there is enough time for both Dixon and Gano to clear the league's protocols and play in Week 12 against the Bengals.
Dixon signed a three-year extension with the Giants on Sunday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
The Giants acquired Dixon from the Broncos in April 2018, and he's being rewarded for averaging 47.0 yards per punt with a 42.8 net through 12 games this season. The terms of the contract remain unclear, but the 26-year-old is set to be in New York through 2022.
Dixon was traded from the Broncos to the Giants for a 2019 conditional seventh-round pick, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
When former Raiders' punter Marquette King signed with the Broncos, it was almost certain Dixon would be traded. Dixon accrued 162 punts over his first two seasons and averaged 45.7 yards per punt, with 51 of those landing inside the 20.