After being a Super Bowl hero nearly a decade ago, the career of wide receiver Domenik Hixon has taken him from New York to Carolina and now Chicago. On Thursday, the Bears announced that Hixon had agreed to a deal to become what could end up being Devin Hester’s replacement in Chicago.
LM: #Bears have agreed to terms on 1-year contract with WR Domenik Hixon.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) March 13, 2014
After making a name for himself with his iconic helmet catch in the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots, the wide out failed to latch on with the Carolina Panthers and has now found his way to Chicago.
He won’t be competing for much more than the No. 3 spot on the depth chart, if that, as the fort is being held down by Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. Hixon may end up being used more for his skill in the return game, as the 29-year old seems to be a replacement for Devin Hester on kick returns.