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Panthers agree to deal with Domenik Hixon


The Panthers’ perpetual search for complementary receivers has led them to a player new general manager Dave Gettleman is familiar with.

According to Jason LaCanfora of, former Giants wideout Domenik Hixon has agreed to terms with the Panthers, after interest from the Browns.

Hixon could step into the third wideout role vacated when former Panthers wideout Louis Murphy took his spare-part job with the Giants.

The Panthers also added Ted Ginn this offseason, giving them plenty of experienced competition for a young group with no sure things beyond starters Steve Smith and Brandon LaFell.

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14 Responses to “Panthers agree to deal with Domenik Hixon”
  1. atcojack says: Apr 3, 2013 5:14 PM

    Great guy. Value on ST returning kicks and punts. Very good option as a #3 WR. Reliable guy! Will be missed in NY.

  2. percell1 says: Apr 3, 2013 5:23 PM

    When he wasnt hurt, he was a good player

  3. taurusturner says: Apr 3, 2013 5:25 PM

    Basically like a trade murphy for hixson. Still don’t have that home run threat opposite of steve smith IMO. I’m not sure if this changes the draft strategy to get a Wideout but Cam still needs weapons. Big Weapons like 6′ 4 or 6′ 5 type of red zone threats. Maybe this move cuts A. Edwards finally.

  4. kingbeason52 says: Apr 3, 2013 5:31 PM

    I was getting really worried there for a minute..Im just glad we are getting some mediocre talent to compete with that, that we already have..even I think Ginn will be an upgrade..Carolina has had the worst special teams in the league for atleast the past 5-6 years..on both sides of the ball

  5. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 3, 2013 5:38 PM

    hes a decent wr, suprised he wasnt signed earlier by another team

  6. nananatman says: Apr 3, 2013 5:39 PM

    Hixon is a good WR, fast with good hands, by the time he got back from injury the Giants had committed to new guys. Still a really decent player though.

  7. steelernationisuperiortothelowlyplebsofthenfllolol says: Apr 3, 2013 6:04 PM

    Super Bowl?

  8. ss376 says: Apr 3, 2013 6:12 PM

    Should be a good #3 WR for them if he stays healthy.

  9. motsuret06 says: Apr 3, 2013 6:22 PM

    This is a good signing for the Panthers and he is just about a lock for the slot receiver position if healthy. Kudos again to Dave Gettleman.

  10. godevilsasu says: Apr 3, 2013 7:00 PM

    Decent upside signing I suppose. I’m not sold on it though. If you want another weapon for Cam and an heir apparent to Steve Smith, I’d highly consider drafting Tavon Austin. He’ll impact that offense way more than Hixon.

  11. teek77 says: Apr 3, 2013 7:12 PM

    Glad the negotiations worked out. Hixson should be the #2 receiver before mid-season. This leaves things open for the Panthers to go for a DT in the first round of the draft.

  12. jdphx says: Apr 3, 2013 10:05 PM

    And now LaFell is a “sure thing”

    Really Gantt?

  13. cmonelisha says: Apr 4, 2013 1:11 AM

    he was decent. hell make a good 2 or 3 guy. hurt alot but is quick and reliable..if we didnt have cruz and nicks id want the guy back on nyg. 2 much room

  14. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Apr 4, 2013 8:38 PM

    Panthers still need to draft a WR. Tavon Austin could make things interesting in that offense.

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