The Carolina Panthers are searching for a new No. 3 wide receiver who can stretch the field vertically after losing Louis Murphy to the New York Giants earlier this offseason, and they could in fact sign a former Giants receiver to replace Murphy. The Panthers will surely be hoping that a potential “trade via free agency” with the Giants works out for them, because Murphy had a poor year last season.
According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Panthers will bring in former Giants wide receiver Domenik Hixon for a visit tomorrow. Hixon has received some very minor interest from the Cleveland Browns, per Cabot, and he also visited the Oakland Raiders earlier this week. The 28-year-old Akron product should be able to find a job within the next week, and it will be interesting to see if the Panthers end up getting him.
Hixon turned down an offer from the Detroit Lions early in free agency, and his market had been quite since before interest from the Raiders, Browns, and Panthers. He caught 39 passes for 567 yards last season and would be a nice addition for the Panthers at the right price. The Panthers could really use the No. 3 wideout in the fold, and I’m sure Hixon will fare out better than Murphy did. While Hixon isn’t great or anything, he is decent and has more talent than Murphy. However, he will almost certainly be more expensive.
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