New York Giants' receiver Domenik Hixon went through quite the string of bad luck with the injury bug throughout the last couple of seasons. He has torn his ACL twice in the last two years, the second time coming on an acrobatic touchdown reception against the Rams last season. During his rehab he has managed to add about 20 pounds of muscle and is expected to fully recover in time for training camp. Now, after losing Mario Manningham to free agency, Hixon is looking to step in and become the third wide receiver on the roster.
Hixon has proven he can be productive in the past both as a return man and a receiver. In the 2008 season, Offensive Coordinator Kevin Gilbride chose him as the replacement for Plaxico Burress after his famous handgun incident. In that season he hauled in 45 receptions for 633 yards, proving to be a reliable target for Eli Manning. When asked if he expects there to be any rust to deal with after missing so much time, Hixon seemed optimistic.