Aug 19, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins wide receiver Leonard Hankerson (85) celebrates with Washington Redskins wide receiver Aldrick Robinson (11) after catching a touchdown pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Preseason 2013: Washington Redskins receivers Aldrick Robinson, Leonard Hankerson suffer injuries

A pair of Washington Redskins backup receivers left Monday night’s preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers early with leg injuries.

Rotoworld gave out reports that Aldrick Robinson and Leonard Hankerson were out of the game with just three minutes separating the reports. Robinson was injured right before half but was diagnosed with a thigh injury.

Robinson was injured near the end of the first half when he was cut down at the knees. He limped to the locker room, and a thigh injury is good news. The third-year receiver is said to have a roster spot “locked up” after stringing together strong practices.

Apparently, nobody saw the Hankerson injury. Despite some solid plays being made with his athletic ability, he doesn’t have a spot locked up like Robinson.

The third-year wideout made the play of the night with his one-handed ten-yard touchdown catch over the middle on a double-move against Steelers CB William Gay, but he also dropped a pass. Hankerson has all of the physical traits to be successful, but he’s maddeningly inconsistent.

Both players are listed as second in their wide receiver position on the depth chart.


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