Unrestricted free agent wide receiver Domenik Hixon met earlier this month with the Detroit Lions, but left without signing a contract. Some reports suggested he may have been waiting for other opportunities to open up, including a potential return to the New York Giants, but that has not yet happened. In the interest of keeping said options open, the veteran will now make his way to California to meet with the Oakland Raiders.
Hixon, 28, has been perhaps the most underrated player on the Giants during his tenure. And although he's received a lot of criticism for a variety of injuries, he's also been one of Eli Manning's most reliable and trusted targets over the last six years. He's filled a variety of roles, started when called upon and provided excellent value on special teams, specifically as a return man.
However, and for whatever reason, the Giants seem prepared to move on from Hixon. Earlier this month they signed former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Louis Murphy and don't seem overly concerned about finding new return men.
In 61 career games with the Giants, Hixon has hauled in 102 receptions for 1,405 yards and six touchdowns. He's also returned 56 punts for 597 yards and one touchdown, as well as 80 kickoffs for 1,966 yards and one touchdown. The jack of all trades has also rushed the ball three times for 18 yards, while adding 31 special teams tackles.
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