Hankins re-signed Wednesday with the Raiders on a one-year, $3.5 million deal, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
The 28-year-old started all 16 games for Las Vegas last season, recording 48 tackles (27 solo), one sack and one fumble recovery. Hankins figures to fill a similar role for the Raiders again during 2021.
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 posted 50 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a pass breakup over 16 games in 2019.
Hankins is a skilled run stopper, and the Raiders appear to be planning for him to be part of their future. In December, the team converted $1.75 million of his offseason bonus to a signing bonus. The defensive tackle will carry a $5.125 million cap hit in 2020, and he's in line for a starting role again.
The Raiders announced Tuesday that the $1.75 million bonus due to Hankins in the offseason has been converted to a signing bonus, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
The change in structure allows Hankins' bonus to be doled out over two years, and it's more notably a hint that the veteran defensive end is a part of Oakland's future plans. The 27-year-old has notched 48 tackles (28 solo), one sack and one defended pass across 15 games.
Hankins had four tackles (three solo) and a sack in Sunday's loss to the Texans.
Hankins broke into the sack column for the first time since 2017 when he brought down Deshaun Watson during the first quarter. The 27-year-old has 25 tackles (16 solo) through seven games and has limited IDP value at defensive tackle.
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.
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 will visit the Raiders on Wednesday and could sign with the team, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Hankins was cut by the Colts in March just one season into a three-year, $27 million contract and remains one of the more accomplished defensive linemen left in on the open market. A second-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Hankins spent the first four years of his career in a 4-3 defense with the Giants, the same arrangement that's also favored by the Raiders. If Hankins and the Raiders come to terms, the 26-year-old could see an immediate role on defense with defensive tackles Justin Ellis (foot) and P.J. Hall (ankle) both at risk of missing Sunday's game in Denver.
Hankins visited the Jets' facility on Thursday, Rich Cimini of ESPN reports.
Hankins is arguably the best defensive lineman left on the market. The Colts cut the defensive tackle loose just one season into a three-year, $27 million contract last month, reportedly because they didn't view Hankins as fast enough to play in their new 4-3 scheme. That criticism is surprising, considering the 2013 second-rounder thrived in the Giants' 4-3 defense during the first four years of his career -- a span that includes a 51-tackle, seven-sack season in 2014. Should Hankins agree to terms with the Jets, he'd likely take over a starting job next to Leonard Williams. Gang Green previously expressed interest in Ndamukong Suh this offseason, so it's clear the Jets are looking to upgrade their defensive line.
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 (ankle) had 44 tackles (24 solo) and two sacks in 15 games for the Colts in 2017.
Hankins started 15 games at defensive end for the Colts in the first year of the three-year contract he signed in April 2017. The 25-year-old should serve a similar role on the Indianapolis defense for the 2018 season.
Hankins (ankle) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Texans.
Hankins was a non-participant at practice this week after playing through the injury in last Saturday's loss to the Ravens. Hassan Ridgeway and Anthony Johnson should both see increased snap counts against the Texans in Week 17.
Hankins sat out Wednesday's practice with an ankle injury.
Chuck Pagano classified the defensive lineman as day-to-day with the ankle issue, according to George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin. Though he hasn't supplied much pressure on the quarterback with two sacks through 15 games, Hankins is a key run stuffer for the Colts, racking up 44 tackles (24 solo) on the campaign.
Hankins (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Thursday and is cleared for Saturday's game against the Ravens.
Hankins missed practice on Wednesday but will take the field against the Ravens after logging a full practice Thursday. The defensive end is coming off an impressive performance last week against the Broncos in which he registered five tackles (three solo) and one sack.
Hankins (shoulder) was listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's injury report.
The severity of Hankins' shoulder injury isn't clear. The Ohio State product has logged the most snaps of any Colts defensive linemen this season, and his potential absence Saturday in Baltimore could cause problems for Indianapolis.
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.
|Sun 09/13||@ CAR||W 34-30||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Mon 09/21||vs NO||W 34-24||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 09/27||@ NE||L 20-36||2||1||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/04||vs BUF||L 23-30||0||2||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/11||@ KC||W 40-32||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/25||vs TB||L 20-45||2||1||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/01||@ CLE||W 16-6||4||0||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/08||@ LAC||W 31-26||3||1||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/15||vs DEN||W 37-12||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/22||vs KC||L 31-35||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/29||@ ATL||L 6-43||3||2||5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/06||@ NYJ||W 31-28||1||2||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/13||vs IND||L 27-44||2||2||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|Thu 12/17||vs LAC||L 27-30||1||2||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sat 12/26||vs MIA||L 25-26||4||0||4||1||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 01/03||@ DEN||W 32-31||0||7||7||0||0||0||0||0|
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