Found May 14, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:

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With wide receiver Leonard Hankerson coming off of hip surgery,  he may not be ready to get back on the field when the Washington Redskins hold their minicamp on June 11-13, acording to ProFootballWeekly.com.

Both Hankerson and the Redskins aren’t concerned about his rehab, but it looks like they’d rather take things slow so he’ll be ready for training camp.

Once training camp rolls around, Hankerson will get a legitimate shot at winning a starting spot and could end up being quarterback Robert Griffin III’s number one target.

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