Leonard Hankerson encouraged by recent play

November 11, 2013

Leonard Hankerson has recorded a combined 10 catches for 116 yards in his last two games. (Associated Press)

Wide receiver Leonard Hankerson is coming off of two of the most productive performances of his career, but he said that nothing has changed about his approach.

In his past two games, Hankerson has recorded 10 catches for 116 yards while serving as the secondary wide receiver opposite No. 1 wideout Pierre Garcon.

Hankerson recorded five catches for 55 yards with a long of 23 against San Diego. On Thursday against Minnesota, he had five catches for 61 yards with a long of 29.

“I just be out there doing my job,” Hankerson said on Monday. “Working hard every day at practice, being in the meeting room, listening to the coaches and what they’re saying. Like I said, just doing my job.”

Hankerson played 34 of the 75 offensive snaps against San Diego, and his productivity earned him more playing time the next game as he took 42 of the 79 snaps against Minnesota. Hankerson initially saw playing time fluctuate as he, Josh Morgan and Aldrick Robinson vied for time at the ‘Z’ receiver position. Hankerson said consistency in his approach has been the only key to his increased playing time and production.

“You do everything right. You go to practice, work hard and things practice. You just put the work in and everything happens out there,” Hankerson said. “I don’t really set any goal. I just go out there, make plays for the team, do my job and try to help my team come out on top. If you’re making plays, and you’re out there on the field, it always feels good to help your team out.”

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Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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