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Lions rumors: Detroit not currently 'in play' for Domenik Hixon

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Despite reportedly offering him a contract, the Detroit Lions are reportedly not currently "in play" for free-agent wide receiver Domenik Hixon.

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On the day NFL free agency began, it was reported that the Detroit Lions made a contract offer to free-agent wide receiver Domenik Hixon. The Lions are in need of a No. 2 type of wide receiver, and they apparently thought of Hixon as an ideal fit.

At the time, it was also reported that Hixon decided to table the Lions' offer since he was "looking for a better opportunity." It appears he is still looking for a better opportunity, as Hixon recently visited the Oakland Raiders and is scheduled to visit the Carolina Panthers on Monday.

Currently, Hixon does not have a visit lined up with Detroit, and the Free Press' Carlos Monarrez reports that the Lions "currently are not in play for his services." In other words, unless something changes, don't expect Hixon to take the offer the Lions gave him weeks ago. At this point, it seems much more likely that he will end up signing with the Raiders, Panthers or another team.

For the Lions, the focus remains on free-agent wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, who visited Detroit last week. Heyward-Bey seems to be choosing between the Lions and Indianapolis Colts, but there is no timetable for a decision.