One of the competitors for a reserve role in the Bears’ receiving corps appears to have suffered a potentially season-ending injury.
“I tore my ACL today for the 3rd time today!” Hixon wrote. “I’m disappointed that I won’t be playing for a bears team that has the players and coaches to WIN the Super Bowl. I thank God for letting me live my dream of playing in the NFL for 8 years plus. It has truly been FUN!”
Hixon tore his right ACL in June 2010 and again in September 2011 as a member of the Giants. He signed a one-year deal with Chicago in March.
An Akron product, the 29-year-old Hixon has caught 109 passes for 1,460 yards and seven TDs in 76 regular season games since entering the NFL since 2006.