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Leonard Hankerson | Wide Receiver

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/30/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 211
College: Miami (FL)
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Redskins placed WR Leonard Hankerson (knee) on reserve/PUP.
Hankerson tore his ACL and LCL in Week 11 of last season. He'll be eligible to return in Week 7, but the fourth-year man is buried on the depth chart. Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts are the clear-cut top three. Aug 30 - 4:53 PM

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Redskins coach Jay Gruden acknowledged Thursday that reserve/PUP is a realistic option for WR Leonard Hankerson (ACL, LCL surgery).

Rookie Ryan Grant's strong training camp has given the Redskins reason to be patient with Hankerson, who underwent surgery last November. At age 25, Hankerson's career has reached a crossroads with a new regime in D.C.
Aug 14 - 11:34 AM

Leonard Hankerson (ACL, LCL) is scheduled to meet with Dr. James Andrews this week.

Andrews will help Hankerson with a target date for his return. For now, the fourth-year wideout remains on active/PUP and is a strong candidate for reserve/PUP to open the season. Hankerson blew out his knee in Week 11 last year.
Aug 11 - 8:29 AM

Leonard Hankerson (knee) is expected to open the season on the reserve/PUP list.

Hankerson was cleared for a running program two weeks ago, and is still working off to the side in gym shorts. With six quality receivers ahead of him on the depth chart, the Redskins can be patient with Hankerson. Washington can stash Hankerson on PUP and activate him after six weeks if they need help.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 5 - 9:19 AM

Leonard Hankerson (knee, active/PUP) has been cleared for a running program.

Hankerson missed Washington's offseason program and doesn't have a set timetable to return. It remains possible that he opens 2014 on reserve/PUP. Hankerson is eight months removed from November ACL surgery.
Jul 25 - 7:48 PM

Redskins placed WR Leonard Hankerson (knee) on the active/PUP list.

Hankerson tore his ACL and LCL in Week 11 and is questionable for the start of the season. He's squarely on the roster bubble. Joining him on the PUP list is OL Maurice Hurt, who reported out of shape for the second year in a row.
Jul 23 - 5:22 PM

Leonard Hankerson (knee) is a candidate to open training camp on active/PUP.

Hankerson is trying to return from Week 11 ACL and LCL tears. At the end of minicamp last month, Hankerson had progressed to sprinting up hills and doing lunges while dragging a weighted sled. He hopes to be cleared for the start of camp, but that seems optimistic after his availability for Week 1 was recently brought into question. Hankerson will simply be competing for a roster spot.
Jul 8 - 10:23 AM

Leonard Hankerson (ACL, LCL surgery) might not be ready for the start of the season.

After November surgery, Hankerson has a "couple more months to go" in his rehab. Hankerson will almost surely open camp on the active/PUP list. He could even open 2014 on reserve/PUP. The 25-year-old's Dynasty value has become minimal after Washington's offseason signings of DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 21 - 6:18 PM

Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson (knee) said he has a "couple more months to go" in his rehab.

"Should be good by training camp, but you never know," Hankerson continued. The fourth-year receiver tore his left ACL and LCL in Week 11. The Redskins have since added Andre Roberts and DeSean Jackson in free agency, and drafted Ryan Grant in the fifth round. Entering the final year of his rookie deal, HankTime is squarely on the roster bubble. He'll need a strong preseason.
Jun 11 - 2:35 PM

Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson may not be fully recovered from his LCL/ACL surgery until the start of training camp.

With a new coaching staff in D.C., Hankerson will be behind the eight ball when the Redskins open training camp. He's already below DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon, and Andre Roberts on the depth chart, while Santana Moss remains a useful spot player, and Ryan Grant was added in the draft. By September, it's quite possible Hankerson will be on the outside looking in at a roster spot.
May 25 - 5:40 PM

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim projects Leonard Hankerson as a backup in 2014.

Hankerson's role is in doubt because he tore his ACL in Week 11. Before that, he was trending up as a starting "Z" receiver and slot option. Now the Redskins can't count on him as a Week 1 contributor, and they desperately need to be looking to add weapons for Robert Griffin III. Pierre Garcon and Aldrick Robinson are the only healthy wideouts on the roster with significant NFL experience.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 10 - 10:11 AM

ESPN Redskins blogger John Keim believes Leonard Hankerson's future is in the slot.

"[The Redskins have] always said Hankerson can play in the slot, so I think that's his future," writes Keim. Hankerson isn't your prototypical slot receiver at 6-foot-2, 205 and he isn't a great route runner. He also has unreliable hands. Before tearing his LCL and ACL last week, Hankerson lined up in the slot just 14.1 percent of the time this season. He hasn't been producing on the outside, so the Redskins could conceivably give him a look inside once Santana Moss is no longer on the team. That will likely be next year.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 10:21:00 AM

Leonard Hankerson (knee, injured reserve) is expected to be sidelined 7-9 months as he recovers from surgery to his left ACL and LCL.

It puts HankTime's return date somewhere between July and September, meaning he's not a lock to be ready for training camp. Hankerson was initially believed to be dealing with "only" a torn LCL before his Thursday operation also turned up damage to his ACL. HankTime will be a candidate to begin 2014 on the reserve/PUP list, but that's certainly not a given. He could easily be ready for Week 1. Either way, the Redskins are going to seek to upgrade Robert Griffin III's weapons in the offseason.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 05:56:00 PM

Leonard Hankerson (knee, injured reserve) has been diagnosed with a torn ACL in addition to his torn LCL.

The discovery was made during HankTime's Thursday operation to repair his LCL. Whereas before Hankerson could have possibly been ready for OTAs, he's now questionable for training camp. It shouldn't cloud Hankerson's status with the Redskins, however. Going into the final year of his rookie contract, HankTime is signed for an affordable $645,000 in 2014. He'll have to be 100 percent to earn a starting job in camp.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 03:54:00 PM

Redskins placed WR Leonard Hankerson (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Hankerson made major strides in his third NFL season, taking the starting "Z" receiver job away from Josh Morgan early on and never looking back. Through nine games, he was on pace to finish with 51 catches for 657 yards with five touchdowns. All those numbers would have been career-highs. Hankerson will be back for the final year of his rookie deal in 2014 and will be the favorite to start opposite Pierre Garcon once again. The rehab stemming from his LCL repair surgery won't be as complex as an ACL repair.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 12:25:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Kirk Cousins
2Colt McCoy
3Robert Griffin III
RB1Alfred Morris
2Roy Helu
3Silas Redd
GLB1Alfred Morris
2Roy Helu
3RB1Roy Helu
2Alfred Morris
FB1Darrel Young
WR11Pierre Garcon
2Santana Moss
3Ryan Grant
4Leonard Hankerson
WR21DeSean Jackson
2Andre Roberts
3Aldrick Robinson
WR31Andre Roberts
TE1Jordan Reed
2Logan Paulsen
3Niles Paul
K1Kai Forbath