What are Carolina's Options at Wide Receiver in the Draft?

With the Panthers most likely to draft an offensive tackle in the first round, Dave Gettleman and Ron Rivera need to look to the second round to fill their second biggest positional need--wide receiver. The 2014 Receiver class was outstanding and it will be impossible for this year’s to compete, but there are still some solid players available. Wide Receiver was decimated in free...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Training Camp Preview: Carolina Panthers

The TSB NFL Training Camp Previews continues look at the NFC South by making a trip to Charlotte. Maybe the biggest surprise of the season happened last year in Carolina as a Quarterback came into his own and the defense become one to be reckoned with. A humbling loss in the playoffs on top of a very turbulent off-season has people wondering if last year will be a one off or whether...
Via Total Sports Blog
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots “hometown” team isn’t all that impressive

What would happen if the New England Patriots could only sign players from the New England area? Well, they definitely wouldn’t be as good as they are now. James Flacco would helm the team at quarterback, but the super bowl winner may not look so impressive throwing to Domenik Hixon and Brandon Gibson. If you want to see the rest of the league’s “hometown” teams, check them...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Cam Newton: Criticism of Panthers WRs is insult to me and them

The Carolina Panthers’ wide receivers have been criticized for being one of the worst and thinnest personnel groups in football. The criticism seemed warranted after Steve Smith, Brandon LaFell, Ted Ginn Jr. and Domenik Hixon all left in free agency (or were cut by Carolina). Sure, the Panthers would have Cam Newton to throw the […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Sign Two Receivers

The Chicago Bears added some competition at the wide receiver position by agreeing to terms with Armanti Edwards and Michael Spurlock. The signings offset the termination of WR Domenik Hixon’s contract. The veteran receiver was an acquisition during the first week of free agency. Unfortunately, Hixon tore his ACL on the first day of mini-camp […] The post Chicago Bears Sign Two...
Via Outside Analysis
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears add WR depth with Spurlock, Edwards

The Chicago Bears, looking to bolster their wide receiver depth after the recent injury to free agent addition Domenik Hixon, signed veteran wideouts Michael Spurlock and Armanti Edwards Tuesday. Spurlock and Edwards will compete for the last spot at wide receiver but are also in the mix as returners. The Bears press release is below: The Chicago Bears signed KR/WRs [...]
Via Bears Claws
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Transactions: Tuesday 6/3

49ers 49ers signed LB Blake Costanzo. (NFLTR) 49ers waived OG Al Netter. Bears Bears signed WR/KR Armanti Edwards. (NFLTR) Bears signed WR/KR Michael Spurlock. (NFLTR) Bears waived WR Domenik Hixon with an injury settlement. Bears waived LB Tana Patrick. Bengals Bengals signed OT Chandler Burden. (NFLTR) Broncos Broncos signed fifth-round pick LB Lamin Barrow to a four...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Sign 2 Wide Receivers

Posted to Monsters of the MidwayIn light of recent injury the Chicago Bears have terminated the contract of Domenik Hixon with and injury settlement. The Bears still want competition for the #3 WR spot so they went out and signed two more WR today… Bears signed KR/WRs Armanti Edwards & Micheal Spurlock, terminated contract of vet WR Domenik Hixon w/ injury settlement. — Michael...
Via Sports Mockery
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL OTAs: A look at injuries and weighing the risk against the reward

It is the end of May and most NFL fans have recovered from the NFL Draft, assessing every move their favorite team has made up until this point, while looking forward to training camp at the end of July.  Between now and then, NFL players have begun their teams' Organized Team Activities, also known as OTAs. At the conclusion of day one of OTAs, the league already had two well-known...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Not a shocker: No New York Giants tight end named top-10 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

MAILBAG: How important are OTAs?

This week we get to see players put on actual helmets and make some sort of football style moves. OTAs are kicking off around the league but how important is it in the grand scheme of things? We delve into just that in this week’s mailbag.   Are OTAs really important or just something for players to get more bonuses? -Enrique in Portage Park Well, look at the situation the Bears...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears lose a wide receiver

The Bears started what was thought to be a casual workout at OTAs on Tuesday. Wide receiver Domenik Hixon suffered an injury that didn’t look too serious at the time but ended up being season ending and career threatening. Hixon announced on his Facebook page Tuesday night he had a torn right ACL and didn’t know if he will play again. It is Hixon’s third torn ACL. “I tore...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears WR Domenik Hixon tears right ACL in OTA

Chicago Bears wide receiver Domenik Hixon tore his right ACL for the third time in his NFL career in Tuesday’s OTA. A eight year veteran of the NFL, Hixon hinted on Facebook that he was considering retirement. “I tore my ACL today for the third time today!” Hixon wrote. “I’m disappointed that I won’t be playing for a Bears team that has the players and coaches to win...
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio native Hixon retiring after another ACL tear

It appears former University of Akron star Domenik Hixon will retire from football. The veteran wide receiver and Columbus, Ohio native announced Tuesday on Facebook that he has torn the ACL in his right knee for the third time. Hixon, 29, had signed with the Chicago Bears in March. "I'm disappointed that I won't be playing for a Bears team that has the players and coaches to win...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears' wide receiver Domenik Hixon tears ACL, retirement on the horizon?

The first day of OTAs hasn't been a good one for ACLs. Earlier today, Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee went down earlier in the day with a left leg injury, and Bears wideout Domenik Hixon joined him by the end of the night.The injury is the third torn ACL of Hixon's career. The 29-year old suffered ACL injuries in 2010 and 2011 while with the New York Giants.#458902687 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Giants WR Domenik Hixon suffers third torn ACL

Former Giants wide receiver Domenik Hixon announced on his Facebook that he had suffered his third torn ACL on Tuesday. Hixon, now a member of the Chicago Bears, also tore his right ACL in 2010 and 2011 while a member of the G-Men. “I tore my ACL today for the 3rd time today!” he wrote. “I’m disappointed that I won’t be playing for a bears team that has the players and...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears WR Domenik Hixon Tears ACL, Indicates He’ll Retire

  Bears WR Domenik Hixon announced via his Facebook account that he suffered a third torn ACL on Tuesday. Hixon also indicated that he will retire from the NFL after eight seasons in the league. Chicago signed Hixon to a one-year deal back at the start of free agency in March. He had an opportunity to compete for the team’s No. 5 receiver position in training camp, but it sounds...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears sign a veteran receiver

The Bears have agreed to terms with wide receiver Josh Morgan on a one-year contract. Morgan has spent the last two seasons with the Washington Redskins and was with the San Francisco 49ers to start his career. The six-year pro has 199 receptions and 11 touchdowns in his career. Morgan played in 14 games last year and had 20 receptions. He has topped over 40 catches three times in...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Will Be the Chicago Bears Number 3 Receiver?

Chicago Bears Football-  The Chicago Bears recently released wide receiver Earl Bennett due to contract issues. He is not the first veteran to be released by the Bears during free agency. As with all of the other spots on the roster, the Chicago offense will try and fill that hole. 2014 Free Agency Tracker Several players have been signed and several wide receivers were already...
Via Sports Mockery
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers Free Agent WR Jerricho Cotchery To Visit Panthers Monday

According to Darin Gantt of Pro Football Talk, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery will visit the Carolina Panthers Monday. The Panthers just recently released wide receiver Steve Smith and they have lost wide receivers Brandon LaFell, Ted Ginn and Domenik Hixon already in free agency. The Steelers lost wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to the Denver Broncos on...
Via Steelers Depot
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Domenik Hixon Agrees to 1-year Deal with Bears

Chicago Bears Football — The Chicago Bears have agreed to a 1-year deal with wide receiver Domenik Hixon according to Brad Biggs:   #Bears announce 1 yr deal for WR Domenik Hixon — Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) March 13, 2014 Hixon comes from the Carolina Panthers where he played 15 games and managed just seven catches although one was good for a TD. His Role for the Bears Domenik...
Via Sports Mockery
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears stay busy during free agency

Day one of free agency is nearly in the books; here’s your afternoon update on the Chicago Bears: Hits - The Bears signed former Detroit Lions defensive end Willie Young two a three-year deal and agreed to terms with former Panthers wide receiver Domenik Hixon for one year. Misses - Charles Tillman left Tampa Bay without a contract after all signs showed to him being reunited with...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears continue to make moves in day three of free agency

The Bears have agreed to terms with wide receiver Domenik Hixon and defensive end Willie Young. Hixon come by way of the Carolina Panthers on a one-year contract. He had 567 receiving yards and two touchdowns in 2012. He will add depth to the receiving core as well as play on special teams. Hixon has a history of returning kicks and will likely battle for Devin Hester’s old spot...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears Sign WR Domenik Hixon

The Chicago Bears announced that they have agreed to terms on one-year contract with WR Domenik Hixon. Josina Anderson reported earlier in the day that Hixon was visiting with the Bears on Thursday, so this deal appears to have come together rather quickly.
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears get defensive in first day of free agency

Day one of free agency is nearly in the books; here’s your afternoon update on the Chicago Bears: Hits - The Bears signed versatile defensive lineman Lamarr Houston, veteran safety Ryan Mundy and special teams linebacker Jordan Senn. They also brought back D.J. Williams on a one-year deal. Misses - Josh McCown and Charles Tillman are visiting Tampa Bay. The Bears would have been...
Via cover32 - Bears
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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