The Chicago Bears have emphasized defense in the early stages of NFL Free Agency, but the team may be looking to add some depth to their wide receiver position.
Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune tweeted confirmation of a rumor on Tuesday that the Bears and Carolina Panthers free agent wide receiver Domenik Hixon are in discussions about a possible deal.
— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) March 11, 2014
Hixon is probably remembered most for his playing days with the New York Giants, the team that he spent the first five seasons of his career with.
In 2013 with the Panthers, Hixon compiled 55 receiving yards and 1 touchdown on 7 receptions. Hixon’s main contributions for the Panthers, however, came as a special teams player.
The Bears special teams struggled in 2013 and that is an area the team could improve in free agency. Something the Bears have already done on Tuesday with the signing of free agent linebacker Jordan Senn.
Hixon would be another signing that would geared towards improving the Bears special teams. Hixon would also provide the team with depth at the wide receiver position in the event that the Bears cut either Eric Weems or Earl Bennett later in the off-season.