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.
Hankins accounted for two solo tackles and two fumble recoveries in Sunday's 45-42 overtime win over the Browns. Hankins had remained relatively quiet in terms of production through his first two games with the Raiders, but he landed on a pair of fumbles to aid in two forced turnovers for the defense Sunday. He'll continue to work alongside rookies P.J. Hall and Maurice Hurst at defensive tackle.
Hankins is signing with the Raiders on Wednesday, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Hankins will join the Raiders prior to Sunday's game against Denver, following an initial report that the 26-year-old would meet with the team. With Justin Ellis (foot) and P.J. Hall (ankle) both questionable for Week 2, Hankins see immediate usage in Oakland's 4-3 defense.
Hankins (ankle) was released by the Colts on Saturday. Hankins had just wrapped up the first season of a three-year, $27 million deal he signed with Indianapolis last offseason. Perhaps the team's new defensive scheme made the big fella a bit more expendable. Either way, Hankins, 25, should draw a sizable market for his services.
Hankins recorded five tackles (three solo) and one sack Thursday against the Broncos. Hankins played 54 of 79 defensive snaps Thursday and didn't disappoint. This was just Hankins' second sack of the season, and he now has 13 tackles in his last two games. He'll have a tough time getting to QB Joe Flacco in Week 16, as Flacco ranks ninth in the league in sacks against and is sacked on just 5.1 percent of his dropbacks.