Oct 20, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Domenik Hixon (87) before the game against the St. Louis Rams at Bank of America Stadium. Panthers win 30-15. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency 2014: Chicago Bears sign Domenik Hixon to one-year deal


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.

 

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.

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  • JayCeeGreen

    That was David Tyree with the helmet catch but Hixon was a leading point in those playoffs to get there.