I’m wondering whether WR Dezmon Briscoe will be active against New Orleans instead of Leonard Hankerson.
When Shanahan considers who can help him more against the Saints this Sunday, Briscoe will have a lot going for him. He has played in 18 NFL games with 41 receptions and seven touchdowns. Hankerson’s line: 4/13/0. Briscoe had six catches for 117 yards and two touchdowns in the preseason, while Hankerson had only four catches for 32 yards. And Hankerson, at 23, is seven months older than Briscoe.
Hankerson went against some better competition early in the preseason, but Briscoe is more experienced. He stood out for quality route running, good hands and an ability to adjust to the ball, which is more than you can say for Hankerson at this point.