Leonard Hankerson WR BUF 2 months ago

The Bills and Hankerson agreed to a one-year contract Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hankerson opened his tenure with the Falcons last fall with 22 catches (on 39 targets) for 291 yards and two touchdowns over the first six games, but injuries soon whittled his snap counts on game day to next to nil. By early December, he was a resident of injured reserve and waived by the middle of the month. Before season's end, both the Patriots and Bills took a look at the wideout, but he was unable to produce with either organization. Nevertheless, Hankerson will get another shot in a Bills receiving corps that's populated by intriguing, yet flawed options behind clear No. 1 Sammy Watkins.

Leonard Hankerson WR BUF 5 months ago

The Bills have claimed Hankerson off waivers from the Patriots, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hankerson bolsters the Bills' depth at wideout in advance of Week 17, but it remains to be seen how much of a role he might have in Sunday's season finale against the Jets, considering that he needs to absorb the Bills' offense on the fly.

Leonard Hankerson WR BUF 5 months ago

Hankerson was waived by the Patriots on Saturday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hankerson's brief stint with New England came to an end Saturday after playing just 10 snaps in the team's Week 15 win over Tennessee. However, Rapoport noted in his report that the Patriots would likely attempt to re-sign Hankerson should he clear waivers, so this may not be the last we see of Hankerson in a New England uniform.

Leonard Hankerson WR BUF 5 months ago

Hankerson was on the field for 10 of 66 snaps on offense in Sunday's 33-16 win over the Titans, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hankerson didn't see any targets in his debut with the Patriots, but that could change this Sunday against the Jets, with both Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola banged up heading into Week 16.

Leonard Hankerson WR BUF 5 months ago

Hankerson has been activated and will play Sunday against Tennessee, Mass Live reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hankerson, who has two practices under his belt since being claimed off waivers from Atlanta earlier this week, joins Danny Amendola, Brandon LaFell and Keshawn Martin as wide receivers. Realistically, we don't expect too much from Hankerson this week, but he could see a bigger role going forward, particularly if LaFell continues to drop passes.

Leonard Hankerson WR BUF 5 months ago

The Patriots have claimed Hankerson on waivers from the Falcons, the Boston Herald reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

A hamstring injury derailed Hankerson's stint with the Falcons, but assuming he has moved past the issue, he'll provide the Patriots' wideout corps with some added depth and experience. Prior to landing on the Falcons' injured list, the 26-year-old Hankerson had recorded 26 catches for 327 yards and three touchdowns in eight contests for the team.

Leonard Hankerson WR BUF 5 months ago

Hankerson (hamstring) was waived off of injured reserve Tuesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hankerson briefly had a key role in the Atlanta offense, but his season was largely defined by drops and injuries. It's unclear if he might actually be healthy enough to play, as there's some chance he just agreed to an injury settlement to get an early start on preparing for his future with another organization.

Leonard Hankerson WR BUF 6 months ago

Hankerson (hamstring) has been placed on season-ending injured reserve, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hankerson emerged as a key part of the Atlanta offense early in the season, but he's been bothered by hamstring issues throughout much of the campaign. Devin Hester (toe), who was activated from short-term IR for the corresponding transaction, could help fill the void on offense, with Justin Hardy the other main candidate to take on an increased role. Hankerson is on a one-year contract with the Falcons.

Leonard Hankerson WR BUF 6 months ago

Hankerson (hamstring) will not play in Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hankerson did not practice at all this week due to his hamstring injury, so he will miss his second game in a row. Hankerson was able to get some work in Friday on the side, so he could have a chance to return to action next week. Roddy White will be the Falcons' clear No. 2 wideout again in Week 13.

Leonard Hankerson WR BUF 6 months ago

Hankerson (hamstring) worked on the side during Friday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

While he was able to get up on his feet Friday, Hankerson will likely be listed as a non-participant for the third day in a row, which leaves his chances of playing in Sunday's game against the Buccaneers slim.