Monday, December 28, 2015

After putting Easley on IR, Bills claim Hankerson

The Buffalo Bills placed wide receiver Marcus Easley on injured reserve Monday, signing wideout Leonard Hankerson to take his spot on the roster.

Early, who signed an extension with the Bills last offseason, suffered Sunday what Rex Ryan called a "major, major injury."

"He dislocated his knee cap, but also broke his knee in three spots," Ryan said, via "A devastating injury there. However, they say he’ll be able to come back from it. It’s going to take time, but he should be fine.”

Via the team's website:
Hankerson (6-2, 211), most recently with the New England Patriots, was claimed off waivers following his release by the Atlanta Falcons. The former third-round pick of the Washington Redskins (2011) was placed on injured reserve by Atlanta in early December with a hamstring injury, but was waived a week later in an injury settlement. 
... Hankerson has battled injury problems in his short career undergoing hip surgery and ACL knee surgery since he's been in the league. His most productive season came in 2012 when he had 38 catches for 543 yards and three touchdowns.
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