Josh Morgan Fantasy News
Shanahan: Leonard Hankerson 'needs some playing time'
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 12:02pm
Redskins HC Mike Shanahan liked what he saw from receiver Leonard Hankerson, who finished with five catches for 80 yards and two touchdowns. It wasn’t about as much or how many catches he had; it was also about his effective route running on other plays.
“He needs some playing time. He’s got to have some consistency, like he did [Monday] night to make those plays. He did a great job in the red zone. He ran an excellent route. What a lot of people don’t see is the route he is running and when he doesn’t get the ball and he’s open. That’s what you are impressed with.”
Hankerson finished with more snaps than starter Josh Morgan and almost as many as Santana Moss, so he's essentially sharing WR2 duties at this point. He's worth a pickup in larger formats, but has disappointed before. Still, he's in his third season and has always been an interesting prospect.
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Monday, August 5, 2013, 12:13pm
Monday, August 5, 2013, 12:12pm
Veteran Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss is listed as third string, at the ‘Z’ position behind Josh Morgan and Leonard Hankerson. But if the team had listed a slot receiver separately, Moss would have ranked first on the depth chart.
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 11:45am
The fifth-year veteran this past season played in all 16 games a year after missing all but five contests after breaking his right leg and tearing ligaments near his lower leg/ankle area.
It wasn’t immediately clear what the latest procedure corrected. The Redskins didn’t release any information on Morgan’s surgery, and his agent didn’t immediately respond to inquiries about Morgan’s status.
Pierre Garcon has inflamed capsule under 2nd toe
Monday, October 15, 2012, 5:13pm
An MRI showed that receiver Pierre Garcon has an inflamed capsule underneath the second toe on his right foot, coach Mike Shanahan said Monday afternoon. He'll rest it until he can tolerate the pain and run closer to full speed than he did during practice last week, Shanahan said.
"That toe is just quite sore," Shanahan said. "You could see when he’s pushing off when he goes downfield he’s just not anywhere close to full speed. I saw it in Wednesday’s practice, and I saw it in Thursday’s practice. I talked to him, and he was trying to work through it. It’s just a little painful, so hopefully with the rest and maybe a little bit of time off, he’ll be able to go and the thing will heal up.
"We’re just going to have to give it some time, and hopefully it can heal quick."
It's not turf toe, or Garcon would be shut down, so that's good news for owners. But, it sounds like a lot of questionable to play in the coming weeks until it gets better or he can tolerate the pain. Guys like Santana Moss, Leonard Hankerson and Josh Morgan will continue to get more looks.
RG3 IN, Garcon OUT for Redskins
Sunday, October 14, 2012, 2:59pm
Monday, September 3, 2012, 5:22pm
Washington WR Santana Moss' role has changed.
This season Moss takes on the role of slot receiver, meaning he will come off the bench for three- and four-receiver formations, and could see time on only half his team’s offensive snaps. But Redskins coaches believe that with the lighter load, the 33-year-old will be more effective.
Monday, August 13, 2012, 11:30am
Redskins wide receiver competition — Leonard Hankerson appeared to have an edge in the battle for the wideout spot opposite Pierre Garcon, but Josh Morgan — after a week on the sideline – had a decent showing in the preseason opener.
Santana Moss looks like the favorite at slot receiver, and then a gang of young players find themselves battling for the final few spots on a crowded receiver corps. Anthony Armstrong (shoulder) is expected to return to action after missing the last week.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 10:26am
While free-agent addition Josh Morgan has been plagued by a hamstring injury, Hankerson has made a strong bid thus far for a prominent role in the team’s receiver corps alongside Pierre Garcon and Santana Moss.
“It always can be a whole lot better,” Hankerson said Monday. “But I feel like I’m right there. I feel like I’m getting better. I feel like I’m doing what the coaches ask me. And I feel like I’m taking a step each and every day, and that’s what it’s all about.”
Thursday, July 26, 2012, 9:09pm
Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 10:45am
Washington Examiner beat writer John Keim talked about the Redskins WRs in a recent article:
There will be competition to start opposite Pierre Garcon among Santana Moss, Leonard Hankerson and Josh Morgan. But both Morgan and Hankerson are still on the mend giving Moss an edge. Morgan did practice in the spring, but lacked explosiveness.
Moss looked a little more spry in the spring, having lost 15 pounds. I’m not saying he’ll suddenly be making big plays downfield anymore, but he should show more burst than last season and get more YAC – with the number of short routes and smoke routes they send him on, leading to good yards after the catch, he should do much better than last year’s 4.1 YAC (he had 4.8 in 2010).
We currently rank Garcon 33rd among WRs and Moss at 44th. Clearly, these are guys you can get in the mid-to-late part of the draft for depth. Of course, there are a lot of unknowns with rookie Robert Griffin III at QB, but the upside is there for someone to emerge.