In a free agency period dominated by defensive players for the Raiders, the team is reportedly hosting their first offensive skill position player today.
The Raiders have had a spot open at receiver since they cut Darrius Heyward-Bey on the first day of free agency. Heyward-Bey was a starter for the team since he was drafted back in 2009 with the seventh overall pick. However, he never lived up to the number one receiver status bestowed upon him, let alone his draft position.
The 6-2, 192 pound Hixon was originally a round four selection by the Broncos in the 2006 draft out of Akron. He was cut by the Broncos just four games into the 2007 season and joined the Giants where he has spent the past four full seasons. He has appears in 61 games, starting just 13 over that time. He had four catches for 50 yards in the playoffs to help the Giants win the Super Bowl following the 2011 season.
The Raiders had also been reported as hosting Broncos' free agent cornerback, Tracy Porter, for a visit. With the releasing of Tommy Kelly today, the team now has another $4.775 million to spend on incoming free agents.