Earlier in this off-season, the Chicago Bears added to their wide receiver depth by adding two players, Josh Morgan and Domenik Hixon. After just starting OTA’s, Hixon will not be able to play for the team this year.
On what seemed like a normal play, that involved Hixon jumping up after being obviously shaken up, it was revealed that Hixon tore his ACL for the third time in his NFL career. Hixon believes that this will be the end of his NFL career, and after three major knee injuries, it would be tough to believe that he will be able to return to an NFL field.
Hixon took to his official Facebook fan page to express how blessed he felt to even be able to play in the NFL. In this post, stated that he was blessed, and gave his opinion on the state of the Bears, saying, “I’m disappointed that I won’t be playing for a bears team that has the players and coaches to WIN the Super Bowl.”
It appears that Morgan and Eric Weems have the best opportunities to play the fourth and fifth receivers role, however the team does have other options to look at throughout OTA’s and mini-camps.
Hixon was a return specialist throughout his career, and with Devin Hester gone, it appeared he could at least contribute in that aspect, but now Hixon appears to be done with an eight-year career, that will now include a stop at a team that he will never play for.