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Leonard Hankerson’s Redskins future uncertain

Jameel McClain, Leonard Hankerson, Ed Reed AP

The Redskins made upgrading at wide receiver a priority this offseason.

They signed Andre Roberts early in free agency, DeSean Jackson a bit later in the process and then drafted Ryan Grant in May to go with Pierre Garçon and other returnees from the 2013 season. Leonard Hankerson is on that list of returning players, but he may be looking at an uphill battle to see time on offense in Washington this season.

Hankerson is coming off a torn ACL and LCL that ended his 2013 season and he hasn’t received clearance to practice at this point. As a result, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports that it’s possible that Hankerson will start camp on the physically unable to perform list while he continues rehabbing.

His size would give the offense a dimension that the other receivers don’t offer, but that only helps if Hankerson can get on the field and show that he’s worthier of snaps than some of the other choices. An extended stay on the PUP list makes that difficult and could lead to Hankerson seeking his next chance in another uniform.

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21 Responses to “Leonard Hankerson’s Redskins future uncertain”
  1. floratiotime says: Jul 8, 2014 2:00 PM

    The R-Words are on their way to becoming the ‘bad knee’ center of the world.

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 8, 2014 2:00 PM

    Leonard’s Redskins past was a bit uncertain as well.

  3. irisht53 says: Jul 8, 2014 2:00 PM

    I thought PFT’s stand on the Redskins was they were going to be referred to “the team in Washington” until they changed the name from Redskins.

  4. packinnm says: Jul 8, 2014 2:02 PM

    Whoever that guy is that puts list of best anything together disagrees. I think he had him as second best receive in NFL last year so he shouldn’t have a problem finding a job somewhere

  5. mutohasaposse says: Jul 8, 2014 2:04 PM

    We had Rod Gardner known as 50/50 because those were the chances if e d catch it/drop it. Hankerson is just about the same. He’s got horrendous hands. No loss if he gets the boot.

  6. jjackwagon says: Jul 8, 2014 2:09 PM

    He would be the #1 WR in Oakland.

  7. steelerben says: Jul 8, 2014 2:12 PM

    While he isn’t exactly battle hardened, he’s a good receiver. Decent hands, fair route running, good size and speed. I’m sure there are teams like Carolina that would love to have him if he can’t make the Washington squad.

  8. skinsrock says: Jul 8, 2014 2:12 PM

    I must have been on vacation for a week… no more LIKE/DISLIKE button?

  9. skinsrock says: Jul 8, 2014 2:13 PM

    I must have been on vacation for a week… no more LIKE/DISLIKE button?
    ___________________

    Must have been my browser or something… I see them now.

  10. mikeevans2012 says: Jul 8, 2014 2:14 PM

    Good riddance. Never quite had ‘it’, despite being from the ‘U’.

  11. baddegg says: Jul 8, 2014 2:16 PM

    irisht53 says:
    Jul 8, 2014 2:00 PM
    I thought PFT’s stand on the Redskins was they were going to be referred to “the team in Washington” until they changed the name from Redskins.

    —–

    I guess that went out the window when it became clear that not using the “Redskins” term would impact SEO and result in less link referrals from other search engines…

  12. mantitebow says: Jul 8, 2014 2:30 PM

    You are 100% correct baddegg.

  13. politicallyincorrect says: Jul 8, 2014 2:31 PM

    dude has big hands but they don’t work quite right

    has had chances and not performed

    probably time to move on

  14. rg3andthensome says: Jul 8, 2014 2:36 PM

    not sure about this guy. never seemed to really piece it all together.

  15. officialmiamidolphinsspokesperson says: Jul 8, 2014 2:46 PM

    aquinas

  16. rcali says: Jul 8, 2014 3:56 PM

    Redskins? Who are the Redskins? Are they in the same division as the “Washington Football Team?”

  17. channer81 says: Jul 8, 2014 5:34 PM

    “His size would give the offense a dimension that the other receivers don’t offer,”

    He’s had his size for years, he has no speed and his hands are average at best. Not to mention he didn’t have a ton of competition around him for balls and still got minimal targets. Now with Jordan Reed stepping up, add Roberts and Desean. Its not looking good my any means for Hank, but you do need tall receivers. Maybe he can be a Brian Finneran or something.

    irisht53 says:
    Jul 8, 2014 2:00 PM
    I thought PFT’s stand on the Redskins was they were going to be referred to “the team in Washington” until they changed the name from Redskins.

    —–

    I guess that went out the window when it became clear that not using the “Redskins” term would impact SEO and result in less link referrals from other search engines…

    ————-

    Absolutely hilarious, take a stand all you want on the Redskins name, when it affects your income and your family, screw that..

  18. walter0247 says: Jul 8, 2014 5:50 PM

    Seriously? Hankerson doesn’t have good hands by any means, but he they aren’t that bad.

    And to add he probably has the best route running ability on the team behind Garcon

  19. tellitstr8t2u says: Jul 9, 2014 1:05 AM

    Theres nothing better than competition Hanks got his hands full and not with footballs the free ride is over the league is made for WR you cant get touched after 5 yds I don’t look at receptions im a Skins fan die hard but what Garcon did wasn’t that impressive over a 100 receptions but look at his TD and yards but I do believe with the addition of Jackson and Roberts and a healthy Reed and don’t you dare forget Morris who will be a monster if he can stay healthy This Skins offense should put up some great numbers if everyone picks up the offense and stays healthy and for you RG3 haters nothings better to shut you up like winning and as far as the name goes Dans not changing any thing and I don’t blame him its been this way since the beginning now everyone wants to jump on the bandwagon I wear something almost everyday with the Skins on ity and will continue HTTR 4 life haters GETTEM ROB

  20. skinsfan91 says: Jul 9, 2014 1:17 AM

    Is YAC is not good.

  21. skinsfan91 says: Jul 9, 2014 1:17 AM

    His* YAC is not good.

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