Hankerson was released by the Bills on Monday.
After dropping three balls in Friday's preseason opener it didn't take long for the Bills to part ways with Hankerson. He wasn't expected to make the final roster to begin with given the already crowded receiving corps. The Miami product spent his first four years with the Redskins before bouncing around with three different teams last season.
Hankerson caught one pass for five yards but dropped three balls in Saturday's preseason loss to the Colts. "He had a horrible game," coach Rex Ryan told The Buffalo News.
Hankerson probably isn't going to make the final roster, as it was a crowded scene to begin with and he hasn't done much of anything to impress all summer.
Hankerson, who's listed with "other" after the first three receiving pairs on the team's initial depth chart, appears to be falling behind in the race for a roster spot. He also had a drop in the end zone during Wednesday's practice, The Buffalo News reports.
If your league runs deep and you're throwing darts to try to guess the Bills' third receiver, Hankerson should not be your choice. Marquise Goodwin, Dez Lewis, Greg Salas, and Greg Little (and perhaps others) appear to be comfortably ahead of him at this point.
The Bills and Hankerson agreed to a one-year contract Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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.
The Bills have claimed Hankerson off waivers from the Patriots, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
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.
Hankerson was waived by the Patriots on Saturday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
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.
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.
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.
Hankerson has been activated and will play Sunday against Tennessee, Mass Live reports.
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.
The Patriots have claimed Hankerson on waivers from the Falcons, the Boston Herald reports.
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.
Hankerson (hamstring) was waived off injured reserve Tuesday.
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.
Hankerson (hamstring) has been placed on season-ending injured reserve, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
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.
Hankerson (hamstring) will not play in Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
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.
Hankerson (hamstring) worked on the side during Friday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
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.
Hankerson (hamstring) won't take part in practice Wednesday.
Hankerson has missed three of the past four games due to a nagging hamstring injury, and with no end in sight, his game-day availability will continue to be threatened. However, a return to drills before week's end would give a glimmer of hope for an appearance Sunday at Tampa Bay.
Hankerson (hamstring) won't play Sunday against the Vikings.
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 (hamstring) was a limited participant at Friday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hankerson (hamstring) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Colts.
Following limited practices Wednesday and Thursday, Hankerson returned to full participation Friday. Head coach Dan Quinn confirmed that the wideout will suit up for the first time since Week 7, presumably stepping back in as the No. 3 wide receiver. Although No. 2 wideout Roddy White was getting more snaps, Hankerson held a 38-21 advantage in targets through the first six games of the season. Even with Hankerson absent the past few weeks, White's involvement didn't increase.