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.