Giants add veteran wide receiver Michael Clayton

The New York Giants have signed veteran wide receiver Michael Clayton to take the place of Domenik Hixon, who was lost for the season with a torn ACL for the second consecutive season.

Clayton was one of the final cuts by the Giants at the end of the preseason, so he should be able to pick things up quickly and contribute in Sunday’s game at the Philadelphia Eagles.

Clayton played in six games for the Giants last season. The first-round draft pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2004 is a solid performer but he won’t make a difference on special teams like Hixon.

Hixon was injured when he made an acrobatic touchdown catch on Monday night in the Giants’ 28-16 victory over the St. Louis Rams at MetLife Stadium. Hixon is the ninth player the Giants have placed on injured reserve.

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