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Old Man Hixon takes leadership

Giants wide receiver Domenik Hixon will miss all

Giants wide receiver Domenik Hixon will miss all of the 2010 season after tearing his ACL on Tuesday. Photo Credit: Joe Rogate , 2009

With the departure of Steve Smith, the Giants now have one receiver who was on the team for the Super Bowl run, and he was there as an early-season addition off waivers and a special teamer. That’s Domenik Hixon, now the elder statesman of the group. In fact, a few days ago, Hixon said he was talking about playing with Plaxico Burress and Amani Toomer when some of the newer receivers couldn’t believe he went back that far. They called him old.

Hixon has been here for a lot of change at the receiver position. It was he who filled in for Burress when he was injured/holding out in training camp immediately after the Super Bowl. And he said that every time the receivers face adversity they seem to respond to it.

“We take that on as a challenge and we’ll step up to that challenge,” he said.

He also had an interesting perspective on the Giants’ apparent unwillingness to spend money on their own players, having let Smith and Barry Cofield and Kevin Boss walk to other teams. Hixon said he doesn’t look at it like the team not wanting to pay up.

“I take it as they have confidence in who’s backing him up rather than not paying somebody,” he said.


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