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Leonard Hankerson | Wide Receiver | #80

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/30/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 211
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 3 (79) / WAS
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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. May 20 - 2:24 PM
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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.
Mar 24 - 7:25 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

Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) remained sidelined at practice Wednesday.

Jacob Tamme put up a 5-69 line in Hankerson's absence last week and gets the biggest bump each time Hankerson misses games. He's a borderline TE1.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 12:29:00 PM

Falcons declared WR Leonard Hankerson, RB Devonta Freeman, K Matt Bryant, CB Phillip Adams, DE Malliciah Goodman, T Bryce Harris, and C James Stone inactive for Week 12 against the Vikings.

Jacob Tamme gets a bump with Hankerson (hamstring) back on the shelf. The Falcons will start Tevin Coleman at tailback in an above-average matchup.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 11:42:00 AM

Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 12 against the Vikings.

HankTime played last week in his return from the hamstring issue, but apparently suffered a setback. Jacob Tamme will vault into the No. 2 pass-game option.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 12:59:00 PM

Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) missed Thursday's practice.

Hankerson seems unlikely to play against the Vikings, which would vault Jacob Tamme back into the mix as a potential TE1 streamer.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 11:23:00 AM

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PosRoleName
QB1Tyrod Taylor
2E.J. Manuel
3Cardale Jones
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Karlos Williams
3Mike Gillislee
4Jonathan Williams
5James Wilder Jr.
GLB1Karlos Williams
2LeSean McCoy
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Karlos Williams
FB1Jerome Felton
2Glenn Gronkowski
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Leonard Hankerson
3Jarrett Boykin
4Marcus Easley
5Dezmin Lewis
WR21Robert Woods
2Greg Salas
3Marquise Goodwin
4Kolby Listenbee
5Greg Little
WR31Greg Salas
TE1Charles Clay
2Jim Dray
3Chris Gragg
4Nick O'Leary
5Blake Annen
LT1Cordy Glenn
2Cyrus Kouandjio
3Keith Lumpkin
LG1Richie Incognito
2Cyril Richardson
3Jamison Lalk
C1Eric Wood
2Fernando Velasco
3Robert Kugler
RG1John Miller
2Ryan Groy
RT1Jordan Mills
2Seantrel Henderson
3Marquis Lucas
K1Dan Carpenter
2Marshall Morgan