The 27-year-old Hankerson joined the Bills in late December after they claimed him off waivers from AFC East rival New England. Hankerson was active for one game apiece for both teams, but he didn’t catch a pass with either.
Prior to his 2015 stints with the Bills and Patriots, Hankerson appeared in eight games for the Falcons before they waived him on Dec. 15 and compiled 26 catches for 327 yards and three touchdowns. The receiver’s best season came with Washington in 2012, when he hauled in 38 passes for 543 yards and three scores.
If he remains with the Bills, the 2011 third-round pick from Miami could find playing time as part of a receiving corps that’s relatively barren aside from Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods. The Bills lost previous No. 3 wideout Chris Hogan to the Patriots in free agency, and Percy Harvin remains unsigned.
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