The loss of Hixon is now being amplified while Victor Cruz sits on IR mending a paper cut (minor hamstring injury). Darius Reynaud is technically a receiver (not necessarily a capable one) but he is still battling a hamstring injury of his own.
So now the obvious. The Giants must acquire another receiver. Since this receiver will be immediately thrust into action, expect a signing sooner rather than later so that he can practice with the team before Sunday. The pickings are slim right now.
So slim in fact, the two most likely candidates are both ex Giants. The first is Derek Hagan. Hagan spent part of 2008 and all of 2009 on the Giants roster as a reserve receiver. Hagan, who had for the most part been solid on special teams and on offense, was something of a surprise casualty during final cuts this August. Coughlin told reporters today that if he has stayed in shape, the Giants will be interested.
The other option receiving attention right now?...you guessed it, Amani Toomer. Toomer opted to retire after being cut from the Chiefs during the 2009 pre-season. He is now a commentator for Fox Sports.
Toomer is certainly in shape however, completing the New York Marathon last week. While it may be a long shot, the Giants may be interested in working him out. If he were to return he would be the only active Giant on the "Ring of Honor".