Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 4/4/13

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots reacts after he scored a 1-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
The departure of receiver Domenik Hixon who signed with the Carolina Panthers brought a need to replace his production. The Giants are eyeing Patriots free agent receiver Julian Edelman to replace that production. Edelman is a versatile slot receiver who excels in the short passing game. He also is an excellent punt returner and plays on all special teams. The knock on Edelman is he is injury prone and can’t seem to stay healthy. According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, Edelman is having a two day visit with Tom Coughlin and the Giants. Vacchiano writes: ‘The 26-year-old Edelman had dinner with team officials in New York on Wednesday night and will spend time visiting with the Giants on Thursday, according to two sources familiar with his plans. A dynamic punt returner and talented slot receiver, he played the last four seasons with the New England Patriots, though his season ended early when he broke his right foot in December last year. Edelman, a slot receiver who backed up Wes Welker in New England, is an interesting target for the Giants, considering the somewhat uncertain status of restricted free agent receiver Victor Cruz. However, the Giants have been looking to add receiver depth and bolster their return game in free agency, including a brief flirtation with Josh Cribbs when the market opened in March.’   var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});
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