It was reported at the start of free agency the Chicago Bears' interest in free agent wide receiver Domenik Hixon. This morning, ESPN's Josina Anderson tweeted that Hixon will be visiting the Bears today and wants to sign in Chicago.
Anderson's tweet: "WR Domenik Hixon told me this morning that he is on his way to Chicago to visit with the #Bears."
"On his way to the airport this morning WR Domenik Hixon not only told me he was visiting the #Bears today, he would also like to sign."
Hixon is an eight-year veteran, selected in the fourth round of the 2006 draft by the Denver Broncos. The Broncos released him four games into the 2007 campaign and he signed immediately with the New York Giants, where he spent the next five seasons, earning two Super Bowl rings along the way.
He's been used sparingly as a wide receiver during his career, starting just 13 games in seven seasons played. His main value has been as a return man, combining for 136 punt and kick returns since 2006.
Hixon played just two games between 2010-2011 due to two consecutive torn ACLs.
He played for the Carolina Panthers last season, catching seven passes for 55 yards. He did not return a kick or a punt in 2013.
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