Hankins, a key offseason pickup, projects to start at defensive end in Week 1. He was held out of the team's preseason opener for precautionary reasons, but appears to be recovering well. Head coach Chuck Pagano indicated Hankins is "doing much better."
Hankins suffered an ankle injury Saturday, George Bremer of The Herald Bulletin reports.
Hankins went down on the first play of Saturday night's scrimmage, according to Zak Keefer of the Indy Star. While the severity of the injury isn't certain, Hankins' left foot is in a boot Sunday. David Parry or Al Woods will likely take his place with the first-team defense until further notice.
Hankins' deal reportedly includes $14.5 million in guaranteed money. The talented defensive lineman was arguably the best defensive player left in free agency, and while the Colts were originally unlikely to sign him, they eventually decided they were willing to pay him the type money he has wanted for the past couple of months. As a player, Hankins should provide a major boost for the Colts' run defense, which was a bottom-10 group in 2016.
Hankins, who visited with Indianapolis management Tuesday, is unlikely to sign with the Colts, Stephen Holder of The Indy Star reports.
Hankins is arguably the top remaining free agent left on the open market and would seemingly be a great fit on a team that bled 120.4 rushing yards per game last season, seventh-worst in the NFL. However, he's reportedly seeking an annual salary on par with some of the best defensive linemen in the league and the Colts evidently aren't willing to dole out that kind of money. While a deal with Indianapolis can't be completely ruled out, at this point in time it seems a reunion with the Giants is Hankins' most likely contract resolution.
|P3||8/26/17||@ PIT||7:30 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ LAR||4:05 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ SEA||8:30 pm|
|6||10/16/17||@ TEN||8:30 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|13||12/3/17||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/17||@ BAL||4:30 pm|
|2013||New York Giants||11||16||9.0||7||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||New York Giants||16||51||29.0||22||7||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2015||New York Giants||9||30||21.0||9||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2016||New York Giants||16||43||28.0||15||3||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2013||New York Giants||11||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||New York Giants||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||New York Giants||9||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||New York Giants||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|