The New York Giants have re-signed wide receiver Domenik Hixon. Hixon has been rehabbing from his second ACL injury. The reciever appeared in only two games in the 2011 season, tearing his ACL after making a touchdown reception in Week Two against the St. Louis Rams.
Hixon suffered his first ACL injury at the New York Giants first ever practice at their new stadium, MetLife Stadium in the summer of 2010. Hixon will compete for the third receiver position for the New York Giants next season if WR Mario Manningham departs the team through free agency as expected. Manningham is one of 20 unrestricted free agents the Giants will have to address this offseason.
Hixon’s injury also opened the door for WR Victor Cruz. Cruz led the Giants in receptions and receiving yards this season, logging 82 receptions for 1,536 yards with nine touchdowns.
In four seasons with the New York Giants, Hixon has recorded 63 receptions for 838 yards along with four touchdowns.