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Hankerson (knee) practiced Wednesday, Washington's official site reports. However, he remains on the PUP list.

Once he's removed from the PUP list, the clock will begin counting down, as the team will have three week to make a decision to activate Hankerson or place him season-ending injured reserve. After Wednesday's practice, though, he said that he feels "good right now," aiding in the belief that he'll make an appearance this year. With Pierre Thomas, DeSean Jackson, and Andre Roberts in the picture, Hankerson may take some time to find his niche in the offense. That is, if he's indeed cleared for game action.

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Hankerson (knee) could be activated from the Redskins' PUP list to practice this week.

Hankerson has been sidelined since tearing his ACL and LCL last November. While still recovering, Hankerson landed on the Redskins' PUP list to begin this season, but after sitting out six games, the wideout is now eligible to return to practice. That next step in Hankerson's eventual return could come as early as this week, although Hankerson may be hard-pressed to climb Washington's crowded depth chart at wide receiver.

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Hankerson (knee) continues to ramp up his workouts and may be activated from the PUP in the coming weeks, the Washington Post reports.

Hankerson's role on the team is unclear once he's activated. He will likely be 4th or 5th on the depth chart and may bump Santana Moss or Aldrick Robinson.

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Hankerson has been placed on the reserve/PUP list, which rules him out for the first six weeks of the season, CSN Washington reports.

Even if healthy, Hankerson would likely be no higher than fifth on the depth chart, with Pierre Garcon, Jackson and Andre Roberts locked in as the top three wideouts. A bunch of different things could happen by Week 7, but there's no guarantee Hankerson will even suit up for the Redskins this season, as the team may eventually opt for an injury settlement or outright release.

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Hankerson (knee) will not play this preseason and is hopeful of avoiding the Redskins' PUP list to begin this season, ESPN Radio 980 in D.C. reports.

Hankerson says he's about two weeks away from being ready to practice, so he'll certainly be hard-pressed to make Washington's active regular season roster. With the wideout still recovering from knee ligament surgery last fall, players like Ryan Grant and Aldrick Robinson have passed Hankerson on the depth chart, while offseason additions DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts have pushed him back even further. With that in mind, Robinson faces an increasingly tough challenge to earn targets for the Redskins this season.

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Hankerson (knee) has not met with Dr. James Andrews to receive clearance to practice, the Washington Post reports. Hankerson said he feels "pretty good" but not completely back to full speed.

There's a growing chance Hankerson will open the season the PUP list.

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Hankerson (knee) will soon meet with renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews in hopes of receiving clearance to practice, The Washington Post reports.

Hankerson is still working his way back from surgery last fall to repair ligaments in his knee. Although he's now back to being able to run sprints, Hankerson will remain on the Redskins' PUP list until Dr. Andrews clears him for full activity. With that in mind, the wideout could begin practicing some time next week.

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Leonard Hankerson (knee, active/PUP) has been cleared to resume a running program.

Hankerson missed Washington's offseason program and doesn't have a timetable to return. It remains possible that he opens 2014 on reserve/PUP. Hankerson is eight months removed from November ACL surgery.

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Redskins placed WR Leonard Hankerson (knee) on the active/PUP list.

Hankerson tore his ACL and LCL in Week 11 and is questionable for the start of the season. He's squarely on the roster bubble. Joining him on the PUP list is OL Maurice Hurt, who reported out of shape for the second year in a row.

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Leonard Hankerson (knee) is a candidate to open training camp on active/PUP.

Hankerson is trying to return from Week 11 ACL and LCL tears. At the end of minicamp last month, Hankerson had progressed to sprinting up hills and doing lunges while dragging a weighted sled. He hopes to be cleared for the start of camp, but that seems optimistic after his availability for Week 1 was recently brought into question. Hankerson will simply be competing for a roster spot.