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.
|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|