Originally posted on NBC Washington  |  Last updated 11/8/11
With seven receivers in the mix for the Redskins, Mike Shanahan has plenty to choose from. So much in fact that all seven have dressed at one point or another this season, and each has caught a pass. “There’s a lot of competition at the wide receiver position,” Shanahan said. An injury to Santana Moss left the door open for several of the younger receivers on the roster, and on Sunday against San Francisco, rookie Leonard Hankerson not only dressed but drew the start in the third game of his professional career. While there wasn’t any single jump-out-of-your seat moment, Hankerson appeared more at ease than in previous games, catching four passes for 34 yards and a two-point conversion following the Redskins only touchdown of the game. “When you’re very comfortable, you can go out there and pretty much know your assignment and get the [corner] one-on-one,” he said. “You can just put a little hot sauce on a route or anything you’re doing. You can just play around with the DB if you’r...
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