Riley Dixon Wins Punter Competition After Rams Waive Cameron Dicker
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Rams waived punter Cameron Dicker, offensive tackle Adrian Ealy, quarterback Luis Perez, tight end Jamal Pettigrew and defensive back Caesar Dancy-Williams on Tuesday ahead of the deadline to reduce their offseason roster from 90 players to 85.

With Dicker no longer in the picture, Riley Dixon presumably is the Rams’ choice for punter heading into the 2022 season. He is the lone punter remaining on the roster and was the only one who kicked in the preseason opener against the Los Angeles Chargers.

The Rams signed Dixon to a one-year contract this past April after releasing longtime punter Johnny Hekker in a cost-cutting move. The four-time Pro Bowler went on to sign a three-year contract with the Carolina Panthers.

Dixon gives the Rams some experience at the position, as he was drafted by the Denver Broncos in 2016 and spent the last four seasons with the New York Giants.

Him joining L.A. reunited Dixon with special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis, who served in the same role with Denver during his rookie season.

Dixon’s only competition in camp was Dicker, who was signed by the Rams after going undrafted. Dicker played four seasons at the University of Texas and earned First-team All-Big 12 honors in 2021 as a kicker although can punt as well. The rookie may ultimately be a candidate to join the practice squad, which would allow him to fill in if there’s an injury at either kicker or punter.