Earlier this week at the league’s owners meetings in Boca Raton, Florida, Bills’ general manager Doug Whaley hinted that the team was close to bringing back free agent wide receiver Leonard Hankerson and on Thursday night they did just that, as the 27-year old signed a one-year deal with Buffalo according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 24, 2016
Terms of the deal still remain unknown.
Hankerson of course played just 12 snaps with Buffalo last season after being claimed off waivers by the Bills in Week 17. He spent most of the 2015 season playing for the Falcons where he 26 passes for 327 yards and three touchdowns. While it may not come off as a flashy free agency grab by the Bills it does provide them with some depth at a position that was beginning to looks concerning thin, especially after the loss of Chris Hogan to rival New England last week.
It was also reported Thursday that restricted free agent tackle, Jordan Mills signed the one-year, $1.671 million tender that Buffalo offered him, which helps bolster the team’s offensive line depth as well.