- In his absence, the receiving corps underwent a dramatic makeover. Gone are Amani Toomer and Plaxico Burress. Promoted to the starting positions are Steve Smith and Domenik Hixon. Newly arrived are highly-touted rookies Hakeem Nicks and Ramses Barden. Add in Mario Manningham and Sinorice Moss, plus Derek Hagan, who has played well in training camp and can perform many of the same special teams functions at which Tyree has traditionally excelled, and it is widely assumed that Tyree is fighting for his survival on the Giants’ roster.