Hixon hopes to re-sign with Giants Friday

Domenik Hixon will be in New York on Friday to have his knee examined and then he hopes that he will be re-signing with the Giants shortly after.

The wide receiver, who is coming off a second torn ACL in back-to-back years, told ESPN's Josina Anderson that he believes he is close to returning.

"I am going to see the team doctor first in New York and then go to the facility in New Jersey," Hixon told Anderson. "After my physical I am expecting to meet with Jerry Reese and the powers that be. I am hoping to sign tomorrow."

Hixon is one of the Giants' 21 unrestricted free agents. He tore his right ACL during the team's first practice at what was then called New Meadowlands Stadium in the summer of 2010. Hixon worked his way back and took things slow during last year's training camp. He returned and had a chance to be the team's third receiver but he tore his right ACL again on a spectacular catch in the end zone against the Rams in the second game of last season.

Now he is rehabbing his way back and is hoping to help the Giants next season. The Giants can use a healthy and recovered Hixon at receiver if Mario Manningham leaves as an unrestricted free agent and Hixon might also help the return game as well.