Hankins (undisclosed) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports. Hankins was deemed a high-risk close contact after Clelin Ferrell tested positive for the the virus earlier in the week, but he's back in time for Sunday's game versus the Chiefs. The 28-year-old had one tackle and played a season-low 38 percent of defensive snaps during Week 10.
The Raiders placed Hankins on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN reports. Hankins was considered a high-risk close contact after Clelin Ferrell tested positive for the virus Tuesday. Hankins will be eligible to play in Sunday's game against the Chiefs as long as he continues to test negative this week leading up to the game.
Hankins racked up seven total tackles (three solo) in Sunday's 34-14 loss to the Vikings. Hankins has now amassed 12 tackles over the past two weeks and has been on the field for at least 73 percent of the Raiders' defensive snaps in each of the team's first three contests. He remains atop the depth chart at defensive tackle while Maurice Hurst and P.J. Hall split the workload next to Hankins.
Hankins signed a two-year contract with the Raiders on Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Hankins signed a one-year deal with the Raiders prior to last season and ended up proving his worth in 2018 after appearing in 15 games and recording 36 total tackles. It was, however, the first time sine 2015 that Hankins failed to record a sack across a single season.
Hankins accounted for nine tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 42-28 loss to the Colts. Hankins had amassed just six tackles all season before a nine-tackle performance Sunday, but the starting defensive tackle has yet to record a sack in six games. Hankins also tied his season high in defensive snaps with 57 on Sunday, so he'll look to re-energize before Thursday's tilt against the 49ers.