The New York Giants have re-signed wide receiver Domenik Hixon.
Hixon missed most of last season after surgery on a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. He was hurt making a touchdown catch against the St. Louis Rams in the second week of the season.
Contract terms were not immediately available, but Hixon gives the Giants another option if Super Bowl hero Mario Manningham is not re-signed.
Hixon has missed most of the last two seasons with knee injuries The six-year veteran can return kickoffs and punts. He missed 2010 after being hurt in a noncontact drill in the Giants' first practice at MetLife Stadium.
The Giants now have 20 players who can become unrestricted free agents this month.