Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Report: Raiders looking at WR Hixon
By Bill Williamson
The Oakland Raiders are considering adding a receiver.
CBS Sports reports that New York Giants receiver Domenik Hixon is visiting Oakland. The Broncos drafted Hixon in the fourth round in 2006; the Giants picked him up in 2007 after Denver released him. Hixon, 28, has been a good role receiver for the Giants and has been explosive when healthy.
He had 39 catches for 567 yards and two touchdowns last season. Hixon, who won two Super Bowl rings with the Giants, would likely have a chance to be a rotational player for the Raiders if signed. Oakland has several receivers with potential, but a rotation is far from set. With doubts remaining that receiver/returner Jacoby Ford can be the same explosive player he was before the lingering foot injury that cost him all of last season, Hixon could be solid insurance.
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