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Leonard Hankerson | Wide Receiver | #80

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/30/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 211
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 3 (79) / WAS
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Bills released WR Leonard Hankerson.
Hankerson was getting reps with the first-team offense in the spring, and reportedly "looked strong" as a dark horse for No. 3 receiver duties. But once the pads came on in training camp, and particularly the Bills' preseason opener, "HankTime" was a colossal mess. He caught 1-of-5 targets for seven yards on Saturday, and committed three drops. His career is on life support. Mon, Aug 15, 2016 06:59:00 PM

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Bills WR Leonard Hankerson was brutally ineffective in Saturday's preseason opener, corralling just 1-of-5 targets for seven yards while committing three drops.

Hankerson's name has scarcely come up in camp, an awful sign for a player who should have been able to crack a thin receiver corps. Instead, he's playing so poorly he might not even survive first cuts. Coach Rex Ryan called HankTime's Saturday performance "horrible." He has no shot at making the 53-man roster.
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 09:49:00 PM

Leonard Hankerson has been getting reps with the first-team offense.

With Sammy Watkins sidelined, the Bills are rotating snaps opposite Robert Woods. Hankerson, Greg Salas, and 2015 seventh-rounder Dez Lewis are all candidates for the No. 3 receiver job. Buffalo has major pass-game concerns if Watkins isn’t ready for Week 1.
Source: WKBW.com
Thu, Jun 16, 2016 09:39:00 AM

Bills WRs coach Sanjay Lal said he is "intrigued" by Leonard Hankerson.

"He has sneaky speed and is a 4.4 guy," Lal said. "He’s one of our best route runners. He’s so smooth you enjoy watching him run routes." Hankerson was not targeted in one game with Buffalo last season, but the Bills brought him back on a one-year deal in March. With little talent ahead of him, Hankerson could win the No. 3 receiver job in camp.
Fri, May 27, 2016 02:16:00 PM

Tyrod Taylor mentioned Leonard Hankerson and Greg Salas as two players who have looked strong in offseason activities.

Both will get more practice reps this summer with Sammy Watkins sidelined by a broken foot. Hankerson joined the Bills at the end of last season after being claimed off waivers from New England. Salas could replace Chris Hogan in the slot. Buffalo led the AFC in rushing attempts last season, rendering the pass-catcher corps hands-off beyond Watkins in fantasy leagues.
Source: bills.com
Fri, May 20, 2016 02:24:00 PM

Bills re-signed WR Leonard Hankerson to a one-year contract.

HankTime was claimed off waivers from the Patriots in Week 17. Hankerson is a replacement-level player, but caught 26 passes in eight games for the Falcons last season before landing on injured reserve with a hamstring issue. He was released with an injury settlement before signing with New England, where he lasted 10 days. He'll have the inside track on a 53-man roster spot in Buffalo.
Thu, Mar 24, 2016 07:25:00 PM

Bills claimed WR Leonard Hankerson off waivers from the Patriots.

Unless they sign Hankerson to a contract extension before March, there's not much in it for Buffalo to add Hankerson to the 53-man roster for one game. Hankerson is an impending free agent and has been dealing with foot and hamstring injuries for most of the season. He's been cut by Atlanta and New England.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 05:05:00 PM

Patriots waived WR Leonard Hankerson.

Hankerson did play 10 snaps in his only game as a Patriot, but he was not targeted. Hankerson was questionable for a foot injury. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Hankerson is expected back in New England next week if he clears waivers, which suggests his foot issue was the reason for the release.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 10:03:00 AM

Leonard Hankerson is expected to be active Week 15 against the Titans.

Hankerson was just claimed off waivers from the Falcons on Wednesday. He's only had a couple practice with his new team, but could be in for a handful of snaps in special packages Sunday. Hankerson was cut by the Falcons for a reason, so we're not expecting him to come in and make a huge impact, but it wouldn't be a surprise if he pushed Brandon LaFell for snaps.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 09:52:00 AM

Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) practiced on Thursday.

New England claimed Hankerson off waivers on Wednesday. Hankerson has been battling hamstring issues for over a month but it looks like he's finally on the comeback trail. It's unclear if Hankerson will dress Sunday against Tennessee or if he needs more time to learn the offense. The Patriots' passing game is among the NFL's most complex.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 01:34:00 PM

Patriots claimed WR Leonard Hankerson off waivers from the Falcons and OT LaAdrian Waddle off waivers from the Lions.

Hankerson was released from I.R. after only two weeks, suggesting he's fully recovered from a recurring hamstring strain. He had 26 catches, 327 yards, and three touchdowns in eight games with Atlanta, and could eventually push for snaps in New England's thin wideout corps. 24-year-old Waddle provides depth at tackle behind LT Sebastian Vollmer and RT Marcus Cannon.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 05:18:00 PM

Falcons released WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) from injured reserve.

Hankerson is now subject to the waiver process and will become a free agent if he passes through unclaimed. The move indicates Hankerson has been medically cleared, which raises an important question. Why did an offense in desperate need of playmakers send a productive wide receiver to injured reserve for what amounted to a two-week injury? Hankerson had 26 catches for 327 yards and three touchdowns in eight games for the Falcons this season, and Atlanta has scored a grand total of 29 points the last three games.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 12:44:00 PM

Falcons placed WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) on season-ending injured reserve.

Devin Hester (toe) was activated in the corresponding roster move. Hankerson has missed three of Atlanta's last four games with a strained hamstring and hasn't shown any improvement. It's another blow to the Falcons' already paper-thin receiving corps. Jacob Tamme will become an every-week TE1 in Hankerson's absence and should be owned in all formats.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 02:18:00 PM

Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) remained sidelined at Friday's practice and has been ruled out for Week 13 against the Bucs.

He's not going to play Sunday after missing the entire practice week. Jacob Tamme and Roddy White will pick up the slack behind Julio Jones. Tamme is on the TE1 fringe. He averages 8.5 targets in games HankTime misses.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 11:12:00 AM

Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) won't practice on Thursday.

"He’s not ready yet," said coach Dan Quinn. Hankerson has sat out three of the Falcons' past four games. With HankTime likely to miss Week 13, Jacob Tamme will again make for an interesting streaming option at tight end.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 02:15:00 PM

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