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Johnathan Hankins | Defensive Lineman | #95

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/30/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 320
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (49) / NYG
Contract: view contract details

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Colts signed DT Johnathan Hankins, formerly of the Giants, to a three-year, $30 million contract.
Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the deal includes $14.5 million guaranteed. It's a big get for the Colts' talent-bereft defense, and as big of a loss for the G-Men. Hankins was one of the anchors of New York's top-five run defense last season. The No. 49 overall pick of the 2013 draft, Hankins just turned 25. He's been a bit inconsistent to this point in his career, but put a lot of great football on tape. GM Chris Ballard is off to a solid start in Indy. Apr 13 - 1:34 PM

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The New York Post reports the Giants have a four-year, $28 million offer on the table for free agent DT Johnathan Hankins.

Hankins has continued to shop his wares in hopes of landing something more lucrative, but he's yet to find any serious takers. The Giants' offer is identical to the deal signed by Nick Fairley in New Orleans. Fairley was a better player than Hankins last year, but Hankins is younger with more long-term upside. Ultimately, Hankins' likeliest landing spot remains New York.
Apr 13 - 1:33 AM

The Indianapolis Star reports the Colts are unlikely to sign free agent DT Johnathan Hankins.

Hankins left his visit Tuesday without a contract. The Colts have a huge need at nose tackle, but aren't willing to meet Hankins' asking price. With Miami also reportedly out on Hankins, re-signing with the Giants is looking like his most likely landing spot.
Apr 12 - 5:05 PM

ESPN's Field Yates reports free agent DT Johnathan Hankins is visiting the Colts.

It's his first-known visit. Easily the top overall player still on the market, Hankins is trying to increase his leverage with the Giants. Still only 25, Hankins would be a big get, both literally and figuratively, for a Colts defense that needs help in every phase. The Colts have close to zero defensive line talent.
Apr 11 - 4:23 PM

ESPN's Jordan Raanan has "heard" there is "another team in [the] mix" for free agent DT Johnathan Hankins.

Hankins has been holding out for a better deal than the reported multi-year offer the Giants have had on the table "for weeks," but he has yet to find it. It is possible his agent is spreading rumors of "another team" to get New York to up the offer. Hankins remaining with the Giants still seems like the most likely outcome.
Apr 8 - 9:56 AM

NFL Network's Kim Jones reports the Giants have had a multi-year contract offer on the table for free agent Johnathan Hankins "for weeks."

It's not breaking news, but is noteworthy at a time when Hankins' market has otherwise gone cold. Giants beat writers continue to report there's a good chance Hankins will stay in New York, and that still seems the likeliest outcome.
Mar 26 - 10:18 PM

ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein believes Detroit is a potential landing spot for free agent DT Johnathan Hankins.

The Lions haven’t been connected to Hankins, but he’s from Detroit and would give them a run-stopper next to Haloti Ngata. With just $10 million in cap space, it’s hard to see them fitting him on a short-term deal. Hankins wants $8M annually.
Source: ESPN
Mar 25 - 6:14 PM

The New York Post reports there’s a "good shot" free agent DT Johnathan Hankins re-signs with the Giants.

Hankins is holding out for a multi-year contract, but hasn't come close to his $8 million-plus asking price. The Giants cleared some cap space after extending Jason Pierre-Paul ($9 million) and getting pay cuts from Dwayne Harris and Shane Vereen. Returning on a prove-it deal could be Hankins' best chance at cashing in next offseason.
Mar 24 - 5:35 PM

According to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero, the Dolphins have called free agent DT Johnathan Hankins "at least half a dozen times."

The Dolphins and Giants have been the only teams linked to Hankins, who remains the top free agent left on the market. Miami wants Hankins at its price, but to this point he hasn't been willing to budge and is holding firm in wanting a multi-year contract. It simply doesn't look like it's going to happen for him. If he's willing to take a discount, the Dolphins are waiting with arms wide open.
Mar 22 - 11:11 AM

ESPN's Jordan Raanan reports there has been increased "optimism" free agent DT Johnathan Hankins will re-sign with the Giants.

Hankins is the top defensive lineman left on the market, but he has not found much interest. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Giants have a standing offer on the table, but "they want an answer" soon. Hankins' best option might be to take a one-year contract and try again next spring.
Mar 21 - 9:31 AM

ESPN's Jordan Raanan believes there's a "50-50" chance of the Giants re-signing free agent DT Johnathan Hankins.

Even with Bennie Logan and Dontari Poe off the market, Hankins continues to draw little interest. Ranaan believes that every day that he remains unsigned, Hankins has a better chance of returning to New York. The Giants don't have a ton of spending money, but they did receive some cap relief last week when they signed Jason Pierre-Paul to a long-term contract. In all likelihood, Hankins will have to settle for a one-year prove-it deal.
Mar 19 - 12:44 PM

SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reports some teams don't consider free agent DT Johnathan Hankins an impact player.

It explains why teams haven't met his asking price. Hankins is holding out for a multi-year deal at $8-plus million annually, but that's unlikely to happen in the second wave of free agency. Miami and the Giants are the only teams connected to Hankins at this point. Hankins may ultimately have to settle for a prove-it deal.
Mar 17 - 6:01 PM

ESPN's Jordan Raanan reports free agent DT Johnathan Hankins is seeking more than $10 million per season.

One week into free agency, it's fair to say the market believes Hankins is asking for too much. The Miami Herald reported earlier Thursday that Hankins is adamant about signing a long-term deal. Typically, the money is all gone at this point in free agency, but many teams remain flush with cap space. Hankins, though only 25 this month, seems unlikely to get his desired $10 million per year, but could still come away with a nice chunk of change.
Mar 16 - 2:33 PM

Free agent DT Johnathan Hankins has been holding firm that he wants a multi-year contract.

Hankins, 25 later this month, has surprisingly drawn zero interest since free agency began. Easily one of the best players left on the market, Hankins wants to be a starter at $8 million-plus per year. The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reported the Dolphins checked in on Hankins, but he wouldn't accept a one-year offer. Hankins went into this reportedly wanting a five-year deal at $45 million or more. That's highly unlikely to happen at this stage of free agency. Whoever eventually lands Hankins could be getting a bargain.
Mar 16 - 9:17 AM

SNY expects the Giants to "at least make an attempt" to re-sign free agent DT Johnathan Hankins.

Reporter Ralph Vacchiano believes Hankins could "come close" to Damon Harrison's five-year, $46.25 million contract. If that's the case, the odds that a team already paying Olivier Vernon and hoping to retain Jason Pierre-Paul could keep Hankins are next to none. Going on 25, Hankins is one of the best interior linemen headed to the open market. His relative youth will really work in his favor.
Source: SNY
Feb 23 - 8:56 PM

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