TweetNew York Giants WR Domenik Hixon
is looking to bounce back after 2 disappointing injury filled seasons.
The disappointment has nothing to do with his ability but more to do with his unfortunate luck. In 2011 he scores a great touchdown against the ST. Louis Rams but in the process he tore his ACL which put him out of commission for the season.
It was a devastating injury especially after you factor in Victor Cruz who moved into the 3rd spot and currently is one of the two starting WR's for the Super Bowl Champions. Hixon's future with the Giants was up in the air during his recovery but Mario Manningham's departure opened that door slightly. Domenik now finds himself in a battle with rookie Rueben Randle and also Ramses Barden for that 3rd wide receiver slot.
is currently 27 years old, he was drafted by the Denver Broncos in 2006. After being released in 2007, he was signed by the GMEN. The organization has always valued his potential and perceived upside and just recently resigned the veteran who was an unrestricted free agent.
Number 87 realizes his opportunities are diminishing and he needs to have a breakout season in order to hold down the third wide receiver slot on the team. His preseason has been impressive, Hixon does not seem to have lingering issues with his ACL. Domenik is also a well liked teammate and positive presence in the locker room which probably factored into his resigning.
Potential and personality can help you to a certain extent but you cannot escape lack of production even if it is due to injury. Rueben Randle is highly regarded by New York so there will be pressure and stiff competition for that 3rd spot. We know number 87 has the talent to compete and produce but will he be able to stay healthy in order to prove that? I know most Giants fans would join me in rooting for Domenik Hixon.