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Leonard Hankerson | Wide Receiver

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/30/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 211
College: Miami (FL)
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Leonard Hankerson caught 3-of-6 targets for 45 yards in the Falcons' Week 3 win over Dallas.
Hankerson remained the No. 2 option behind Julio Jones. He continued to outplay Roddy White, who was held without a catch. Hankerson's only negatives were two drops, including a play that was nearly intercepted in the end-zone. Hankerson should remain ahead of White in Week 4.. Sep 27 - 5:32 PM

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Leonard Hankerson caught 6-of-11 targets for 77 yards and a touchdown in Atlanta's Week 2 win over the Giants.

Hankerson surprisingly ran as the Falcons' No. 2 receiver, out-targeting Roddy White 11-1. HankTime could have had two scores, but had a touchdown overturned and placed at the one-yard line in the first quarter. Hankerson also committed a drop. It was a gutty effort, with the fifth-year veteran making a lot of plays in traffic. Hankerson isn't going to out-target White every week, but is on the WR4/5 radar.
Sep 20 - 5:37 PM

Leonard Hankerson caught 2-of-4 targets for 16 yards in the Falcons' Week 1 win over the Eagles.

HankTime had as many penalties as catches and took more penalty yards than he gained. He was the clear-cut No. 3 receiver, but was whistled once for offensive pass interference and once for holding, negating big gains by Julio Jones on both plays. Hankerson is unlikely to produce much unless one of Jones or Roddy White gets hurt. He'll be a WR5 against the Giants in Week 2.
Sep 14 - 11:39 PM

Leonard Hankerson caught three passes for 50 yards in Atlanta's third preseason game.

With Julio Jones (rest) and Roddy White (elbow) sitting out, Hankerson acted as the No. 1 receiver with the first-team offense. He was targeted six times on the night. After three preseason games, HankTime has registered seven catches for 78 yards and one touchdown. He's locked in as Atlanta's No. 3 receiver and will have redraft value if either Jones or White miss time this season.
Aug 29 - 9:13 PM

Leonard Hankerson caught 3-of-3 targets for 15 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' second preseason game.

Hankerson saw two straight red-zone targets on the second offensive drive, converting the second into a two-yard touchdown. It was somewhat concerning Devin Hester saw snaps in two-wide sets with Roddy White (elbow) sidelined, but Hankerson is the favorite to open the season as Atlanta's third receiver. He is a name to keep in mind if Julio Jones or Roddy White goes down.
Aug 21 - 9:18 PM

ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure identified WR Leonard Hankerson as a player on the rise after training camp.

A 6'2/211 receiver with 4.43 speed, Hankerson has received almost constant praise this preseason. He is the favorite to open the season as the Falcons' third receiver, and he could become fantasy relevant if Julio Jones or Roddy White goes down.
Aug 20 - 9:23 AM

According to the Falcons' website, Leonard Hankerson has been "the best wide receiver at Flowery Branch so far."

It should be noted that Roddy White is taking it slow on his balky knee. Still, Hankerson appears to have parlayed his big spring into a productive early summer. "I think it’s the length, he’s got such a big catching radius," coach Dan Quinn said. "You’ve probably seen some of the sideline plays, he’s got such a knack for keeping it in bounds and going to stretch for the ball, so that’s probably one of the biggest things that stand out for me with Hankerson." Hankerson has the inside track on the Falcons' third receiver job.
Aug 3 - 4:05 PM

The Falcons' coaches reportedly "really like" Leonard Hankerson.

Hankerson has prototypical size (6'2/211) and speed (4.43), and showed big in the offseason program. Perhaps most importantly, he was brought in by new OC Kyle Shanahan, who clearly liked what he saw from Hankerson during their time together in Washington. With Roddy White falling off the career cliff and turning 34 in November, beat writer Vaughn McClure says White needs a strong and healthy training camp to avoid getting pushed by Hankerson. "White should maintain his starting role, but Leonard Hankerson could see more time on the field when it's all said and done," wrote McClure.
Jul 23 - 9:49 AM

Coach Dan Quinn said WR Leonard Hankerson "has really jumped out" at Falcons OTAs.

The Falcons' receiver depth chart is wide open behind starters Julio Jones and Roddy White, and with both players being injury-prone in recent years, Atlanta's No. 3 receiver is a player to monitor. Hankerson would seem to have an early grip on the job. He knows OC Kyle Shanahan's offense from their time together in Washington. HankTime just needs to be able to stay healthy himself.
Jun 9 - 1:43 PM

Falcons signed WR Leonard Hankerson, formerly of the Redskins, to a one-year, $1 million contract.

HankTime has long been intriguing as a big (6'2/211) and fast (4.43 forty) receiver capable of playing inside and outside. But his recent career has been marred by torn knee ligaments. Hankerson reunites with OC Kyle Shanahan and will compete for a job behind Julio Jones and Roddy White this summer.
Mar 11 - 2:42 PM

The Falcons will host free agent WR Leonard Hankerson.

Atlanta is the only known team with interest in the wideout formerly known as "HankTime." Hankerson knows new Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan from D.C.
Mar 10 - 7:29 PM

The Falcons reportedly have "some interest" in free agent WR Leonard Hankerson.

The Falcons are in desperate need of wideout depth behind stud Julio Jones. Roddy White is rapidly declining at age 33, free agent Harry Douglas is going to walk and Devin Hester is better off as a strict return man. Hankerson battled injuries (including an ACL tear) and poor quarterback play during his time in Washington, but has more than enough talent and size to gamble on.
Mar 10 - 10:13 AM

Leonard Hankerson was a healthy scratch for the Redskins' Week 17 loss to the Cowboys.

HankTime didn't catch a pass after missing the Redskins' first nine games as he recovered from a torn ACL. Headed to the open market, the No. 79 overall pick of the 2011 draft figures to move on in free agency.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 07:07:00 PM

Redskins declared WR Leonard Hankerson, LT Trent Williams, QB Kirk Cousins, WR Aldrick Robinson, CB David Amerson, TE Jordan Reed, and DL Chris Baker inactive for Week 12 against the 49ers.

Reed will be replaced by Niles Paul. Amerson is a healthy scratch and has apparently been benched. On Sunday, third-round rookie Morgan Moses will fill in for injured Williams as Robert Griffin III's blind-side tackle.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 02:58:00 PM

Leonard Hankerson (knee) is active for Week 11.

Hankerson will make his debut Sunday after missing the first nine games with a torn ACL. He should have a limited role on offense and isn't on the fantasy radar. Washington's inactives are WR Santana Moss, QB Kirk Cousins, WR Aldrick Robinson, OT Tyler Polumbus, DE Stephen Bowen, CB Greg Ducre, and OG Spencer Long.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 11:43:00 AM

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