Broncos Go With Rookie Punter, Release Britton Colquitt

DENVER (CBS4/The Sports Xchange) – The punting competition in Broncos Country is over.

The Broncos cut veteran Britton Colquitt on Tuesday before the NFL deadline to cut the roster to 75 players. The team decided to go with seventh-round pick Riley Dixon as their punter instead.

Colquitt did not play Saturday against the Rams, leaving all of the punting and holding duties to Dixon.

Dixon has a net preseason average of 41.2 yards.

Riley Dixon (credit CBS)

Riley Dixon (credit CBS)

Colquitt had a $4 million cap charge, and the Broncos save $3.25 million by releasing him.

Punter Britton Colquitt of the Denver Broncos punts the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Nov. 15, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Punter Britton Colquitt of the Denver Broncos punts the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Nov. 15, 2015. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Dixon makes the league minimum.

Colquitt had played for the Broncos since late in the 2009 season.

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