The New York Giants re-signed two players yesterday, as they continue to make roster moves just five days away from the 2010 NFL Draft. WR Domenik Hixon was signed to a one year deal and will be entering his fourth season as a New York Giant, after two years with the Denver Broncos. Hixon has been asked to do a little bit of everything, including returning kick offs and punts on special teams. He is a tall receiver at 6’2″ but never blossomed into the threat the Giants envisioned when they brought him on board. That’s not to say that Hixon can’t flourish later in his career but to this point, he hasn’t done much at the WR position. The crowded wide receiver group will make it even more difficult for him to crack the starting lineup. At this point, it would take an injury or two for Hixon to become a starter. WR Steve Smith, WR Hakeem Nicks and WR Mario Manningham appear to be the top three guys on the team.
DJ Johnson is a young cornerback who played his first season in New York in 2009. We don’t know much about this guy yet but apparently the team thinks he is worth holding onto as an exclusive rights free agent. Johnson is also a big guy at 6’2″ 200 pounds and could provide some needed depth at the cornerback position. CB Aaron Ross remains a huge question mark for the CB group. Terrell Thomas has become a force at the cornerback position and could earn a Pro Bowl spot this year if he continues his outstanding play. DJ Johnson has no shot at cracking the starting lineup this season but he certainly will be a welcome addition to the cornerback group. I hope that he can prove me wrong by becoming a terrific player quickly and making Big Blue even stronger but it’s unlikely.
What do you think about the New York Giants re-signing both WR Domenik Hixon and CB DJ Johnson?
RD – NYGReporter.com