With Hankerson out Sunday, veteran Roddy White could potentially see an uptick in targets this weekend, while working in tandem with top wideout Julio Jones.
Hankerson is seemingly headed for a game-time decision Sunday against the Vikings with a hamstring issue that's plagued him over the past month. He was able to play through the injury last week against the Colts, but there's no guarantee he'll be able to do it again Sunday.
Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice, Ban Goessling of ESPN.com reports.
Active Sunday for the first time since Week 7, Hankerson's hamstring issue likely contributed to a reduced snap count -- 43 of the 75 on offense -- but he still reeled in four of seven targets for 36 yards. His lack of activity Wednesday may have been a precaution, but if absences continue to add up this week, owners wouldn't be blamed for worrying about the wideout's availability for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) marked his return with a touchdown Sunday against the Colts, while also contributing four catches for 36 yards on seven targets.
Hankerson was playing for the first time since Week 7, but nonetheless ranked second on the team in receiving yards in his return. The fifth-year receiver out of Miami now has 327 yards and three touchdowns in seven games played, but he and Roddy White will continue to fight over scraps as long as target leader Julio Jones remains healthy.
Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Colts.
Hankerson was limited in practice during the first two days of the week, but logged a full practice Friday to eventually earn himself a "probable" tag for Sunday. He'll suit up for the first time since Week 7, but will likely remain a secondary option to Julio Jones in the passing attack. The Colts are in the league's bottom five in terms of passing yards allowed per game (279.3), so there may just be enough targets to go around, especially if Jones finds himself wrapped up by skilled cover corner Vontae Davis.
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