Saturday, December 6, 2014, 2:22pm
Redskins wide receiver Aldrick Robinson was waived on Saturday, reports John Keim of ESPN.com.
A one-dimensional deep threat, Robinson was seventh in the pecking order at wide receiver prior to his release. The 2011 sixth-round draft pick has caught just one pass for six yards this season.
Sunday, November 23, 2014, 2:57pm
Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 10:46am
Hankerson will play his first game this season on Sunday, after missing the first nine thanks to ACL surgery last December. Now that he’s back, the Redskins have seven receivers (unless they opt to release one of them to make room for nose tackle Barry Cofield’s return this week).
And that means someone will get less playing time. Clearly it won’t be any of the top three wideouts -- DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon and Andre Roberts. It's hard to imagine much changing with how they've been used and how many targets they receive. If Hankerson is comfortable in the offense, he provides the Redskins a receiver who can run routes from various positions and, at 6-foot-2, he's also their tallest. His blocking isn’t bad, either.
It could be -- and should be, if he’s right -- that Hankerson plays ahead of Santana Moss and even Ryan Grant. It’s hard to see how Aldrick Robinson would be active with Hankerson around if he couldn’t be without him on the roster.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 7:26pm
The 6-foot-2 Hankerson provides the receiving corps with needed size and a player who can help at multiple spots. They've used him inside and outside in the past and he improved as a blocker, which helped the run game. He's coming off a torn ACL and subsequent surgery and is in the last year of his contract. Hankerson, a 2011 third-round choice, has 81 receptions in his first three years combined, with six touchdowns. He caught 30 passes in 10 games before getting hurt last season.
With Hankerson, the Redskins have seven receivers. Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts have combined for 103 catches and are firmly entrenched. They also have rookie Ryan Grant, who has five catches; Aldrick Robinson, who has one catch, and Santana Moss, who has none. Though Robinson has been inactive recently, they want to keep him around, in part because of his speed.
Greg Ducre CB
Robert Griffin QB
Jackson Jeffcoat DE
Spencer Long G
Aldrick Robinson WR
Clifton Geathers DT
Tyler Polumbus T
No surprise here as reports all day indicated Griffin was closer to doubtful than questionable. Colt McCoy gets the start, but it isn't a great matchup against a Dallas defense playing well this season.
Sunday, October 12, 2014, 4:03pm
Robert Griffin QB
Jackson Jeffcoat DE
Spencer Long G
Morgan Moses T
Tracy Porter CB
Perry Riley ILB
Aldrick Robinson WR
Saturday, October 4, 2014, 2:04pm
But Gruden said he expects that to change going forward, although he didn’t spell out a circumstance or scenario for activating Moss. “He’s very close right now,” Gruden said of Moss, 35, whom he singled out for praise more than once during training camp.
As it stands, the story went on to say, Moss is caught in a numbers game through no fault of his own, the coach explained. It starts with the issue of raw speed. It’s a quality Gruden prizes in wide receivers, and three-time Pro Bowler DeSean Jackson has it, timed at 4.35 seconds in the 40-yard dash. With Jackson ailing since Week 2 with a left shoulder sprain, Gruden has chosen to keep fourth-year wide receiver Aldrick Robinson active as insurance, in case Jackson needs a break. Ryan Grant is also a factor in things. Even if Moss plays, he likely isn't going to be a safe fantasy option given the other WRs.
Jackson is considered day-to-day. If he's available Week 3, which happens to be against his former team, the Eagles, he'll have Kirk Cousins throwing him the ball as Robert Griffin III is out indefinitely with a dislocated ankle. If Jackson can't go, Andre Roberts likely gets the WR2 role and makes for a potentially sneaky start as the Eagles rank near the bottom in allowing fantasy points to WRs. Guys like Ryan Grant, Aldrick Robinson and Santana Moss now possibly pop up on the fantasy radar if Jackson can't go.
Monday, May 26, 2014, 12:34pm
Redskins beat writer Mike Jones on the team's receiving corps:
There’s no question the starters are Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson, with slot man Andre Roberts joining them in frequently-used three-receiver sets. But the spots behind them remain up for grabs. Santana Moss had been the slot guy, but now returns on a non-guaranteed deal and will work to compete at whatever spot he can. Aldrick Robinson had served as the deep threat and backup to Garcon, but hasn’t been the most consistent or versatile guy in the past. Leonard Hankerson has seen some time in the slot, but might not fully recover from anterior cruciate ligament surgery until late July/early August. Fifth-round pick Ryan Grant and undrafted free agent Cody Hoffman will push veteran teammates who are on the bubble. Grant doesn’t have the speed that Robinson has, but he’s bigger, and he’s more versatile with the ability to play on special teams, which Robinson does not. Last weekend, Grant lined up both on the outside, and in the slot. He also served as a jammer and gunner on special teams. Gruden praised Grant, saying he played like a 10-year veteran at the minicamp. Meanwhile, Hoffman is the biggest receiver on the roster at 6-foot-4, 210 pounds, and he too plays special teams, having stood out in college as a return man. He also is a precise route runner with good hands, according to Gruden. The veterans could have to work extremely hard to fend off these two rookies.
The top three spots seem settled with Garcon, Jackson and Roberts. From a redraft fantasy standpoint, that's all that really matters.
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 9:27pm
He didn't return to the game. Hankerson doesn't have a ton of fantasy value in your typical league. Aldrick Robinson was next up on the depth chart and fished with 60 yards and a TD.
Monday, September 23, 2013, 2:26pm
Robert Griffin III appeared to make strides in his third start since his return from ACL surgery Sunday, even though the Redskins lost. But wide receiver Pierre Garcon believes RGIII still has a long way to go.
"He's not fully healthy, obviously," Garcon said Monday via the Washington Post. "He's running a little bit more. But last year's RGIII was a lot different from this year's RG because of his knee. It's not surprising."
Griffin showed some burst on a 21-yard scamper. And the storyline surrounding the game would be a lot different if receiver Aldrick Robinson caught a beautiful throw on a would-be 57-yard touchdown throw from Griffin.
Griffin is not the same guy he was a year ago, but the change in the Redskins defense is more dramatic. No team in NFL history has given up more total yards than the Redskins have in the first three weeks. The Redskins continue to play from behind, which has forced Griffin to throw the ball 139 times in three games.
Griffin his still racking up passing yards while his team often plays from behind. For now, the RGIII of last season is a bit away. He'll likely still be a QB1 many weeks, but this drives home the point he's - understandably - not all the way back yet from his reconstructed knee. The rushing yards will likely slowly start to come eventually.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 1:36pm
Both are trying to take the place of Pierre Garcon, who we really only saw one half of quality football from this season. It's possible Garcon could be kept out for the rest of the season if his foot isn't improved by the time the Skins are off their bye this week. Neither Robinson nor Hankerson are great options going forward, but Hank's play in the redzone does give him a slight edge.
Friday, November 2, 2012, 7:13pm
Redskins WR Pierre Garcon (foot, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 9. Aldrick Robinson is supposedly going to be more involved this week, but Santana Moss seems like the best bet in the Redskins' receiving corps.
Thursday, November 1, 2012, 7:45pm
Redskins WR Pierre Garcon (foot) missed practice again Thursday. Garcon has been ruled out for Week 9. HC Mike Shanahan said that Garcon won't try to play until after the team's Week 10 bye. Shanahan also said that Aldrick Robinson is back in the mix to try to help the team's speed at the WR position.
Friday, October 5, 2012, 6:21pm
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