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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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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

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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.
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.
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.
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

Leonard Hankerson needs surgery to repair the LCL in his left knee and is done for the season.

Hankerson likely has a torn LCL. He went down in the first quarter of last Sunday's loss to the Eagles. HankTime had his best game of the season in Week 1, catching five passes for 80 yards and two touchdowns in garbage time. He caught a total of 30 passes for 375 yards and three touchdowns in his third season. Hankerson has a ton of ability but has battled drops and long bouts of inconsistency as a pro. He has one more year left on his rookie deal.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 03:31:00 PM

Leonard Hankerson may need surgery to repair his left LCL injury.

The Redskins appear to be still waiting for the results of an MRI. HankTime could need a procedure if the LCL shows up as torn. The Redskins could then turn to Aldrick Robinson or Santana Moss as a starter opposite Pierre Garcon. Josh Morgan seems to have complained his way out of the picture.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 03:05:00 PM

Leonard Hankerson sustained a possible LCL injury in Sunday's loss at Philadelphia.

Hankerson went down in the first quarter and never returned. LCL injuries are far less severe than ACL or PCL issues, but it's still a week-to-week situation. Aldrick Robinson saw a bump in snaps and produced a 2/60/1 line after Hankerson left Sunday.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 06:45:00 PM

Leonard Hankerson left Sunday's Week 11 game at Philadelphia in the first quarter with a knee injury.

Hankerson was trying to escape the grasp of Connor Barwin and ended up going down awkwardly. The Redskins Z receiver has been deemed doubtful to return. With Josh Morgan a healthy scratch and Jordan Reed being evaluated for a concussion, the Redskins pass offense is running on fumes.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 03:04:00 PM

Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) is probable for Week 11.

Hankerson played through his hamstring injury last Thursday and was a full participant in practice this week. He's currently averaging 3.2 catches for 41.1 yards per game and is nothing more than a WR5 in re-draft leagues.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 07:45:00 PM

Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) is practicing in full this week.

HankTime played through the injury last Thursday night and has had plenty of time to rest up. He's barely a WR5 who doesn't see a whole lot of targets.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 06:19:00 PM

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2Roy Helu
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4Evan Royster
5Chris Thompson
GLB1Alfred Morris
2Roy Helu
3RB1Roy Helu
2Alfred Morris
FB1Darrel Young
WR11Pierre Garcon
2Santana Moss
3Leonard Hankerson
4Nick Williams
5Cody Hoffman
WR21DeSean Jackson
2Andre Roberts
3Aldrick Robinson
4Ryan Grant
5Rashad Ross
WR31Andre Roberts
TE1Jordan Reed
2Logan Paulsen
3Niles Paul
4Ted Bolser
K1Kai Forbath
2Zach Hocker