The Giants have been rumored to be working on a trade for Browns WR Braylon Edwards. That pleases Giants No. 1 WR Steve Smith, who says he would welcome another big-play receiver to give the team some depth at the position.
Domenik Hixon isn’t as thrilled — mainly because he has been mentioned in the trade for Edwards.
Hixon told reporters that Giants general manager Jerry Reese told him he wasn’t mentioned in trade talks for Edwards (via the New York Daily News):
- “It’s a business. Nothing’s taken personal. I’m a Giant right now and I’m working hard every day.”
- And if he was still part of the Giants after they added Edwards, how would he feel then in what would likely be a dramatically reduced role?
- “The thing is, you want to get to the Super Bowl, you want to win the Super Bowl, and you trust in the coaching staff and the organization that they know what they’re doing and doing the right thing,” Hixon said. “So if they say that we need a receiver, then by all means … the goal is to get to the Super Bowl and win the Super Bowl.”
Giants DE Justin Tuck told reporters that Edwards would give the team a presence on the field just like Plaxico Burress (via Newsday):
- “He can lock down one side of the field when he’s playing his best football. He has the same kind of factor that Plaxico has, a big strong receiver who can down the field in a hurry and stretch a defense, which has the ability to open up our running game. We all know how good our running game can be when you can’t put that other safety in the box. He has the goods to do those things.”