The Las Vegas Raiders have activated seven players off the COVID-19 list after they missed practice this week as “high risk” close contacts to a teammate who had tested positive.
The Las Vegas Raiders have placed seven more players on the COVID-19 list as “high risk” close contacts with teammate Clelin Ferrell after he tested positive for the coronavirus.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (4-12)
New faces: G Matt Slauson, TE Eric Ebron, WR Ryan Grant, DT Denico Autry, LB Najee Goode, rookies G Quenton Nelson, OL Braden Smith, DE Kemoko Turay, LB Darius Leonard, RB Jordan Wilkins, RB Nyheim Hines, coach Frank Reich.
Key losses: RB Frank Gore, CB Rashaan Melvin, S Darius Butler, DT Johnathan Hankins, WR Donte Moncrief, coach Chuck Pagano.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have released defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins.
Hankins signed a three-year deal worth $27 million in free agency last season. He made 15 starts and finished with 44 tackles and two sacks.
But with the Colts switching to a 4-3 defense that favors speed, the 320-pound, 26-year-old Hankins apparently no longer fit.
By making the move, the Colts save nearly $8.5 million under the salary cap and now have roughly $75 million to spend in free agency.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Johnathan Hankins shakes his head and smiles.
Al Woods just laughs.
Darius Butler struggles to name all of Indianapolis' defensive starters from last year's season opener.
On Sunday, the three veterans will become part of an NFL oddity — an entirely new starting lineup.
"I don't even know how many times that's happened in NFL history," Butler said when told about the likelihood of having 11 new faces on defense against the Los Angeles Rams. "I'm going to have to look that up."
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (8-8)
New faces: QB Jacoby Brissett, DT Johnathan Hankins, S Malik Hooker, RB Marlon Mack, OLB Jabaal Sheard, OLB John Simon, CB Quincy Wilson, NT Al Woods.
Key losses: S Mike Adams, TE Dwayne Allen, ILB D'Qwell Jackson, DT Kendall Langford, OLB Robert Mathis, P Pat McAfee, OLB Erik Walden.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chuck Pagano doesn't need game tapes to find flaws in the Indianapolis Colts defense.
He got a firsthand glimpse from the sideline last week.
If they don't find a solution Saturday at Pittsburgh, he could be watching it all over again.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo has every right to be optimistic about the upcoming season.
His unit carried the team to an 11-5 record and a playoff berth in Ben McAdoo's first season as head coach, and there is star power in the starting unit.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The battle to replace Johnathan Hankins at defensive right tackle for the New York Giants has come down to Jay Bromley and Dalvin Tomlinson.
Both have split the work with the first team in recent weeks in training camp and they both looked good in the preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday night.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Johnathan Hankins looks like a perfect fit with the Indianapolis Colts.
He's big enough to stuff the run, versatile enough to play multiple positions along the defensive line and quick enough to harass quarterbacks. At 25, he's young enough to be a cornerstone for the future and is just brash enough to give this defense some much-needed swagger.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Johnathan Hankins insists he's not much of a talker on the football field.
Off it, he does what he must.
Three weeks after the defensive lineman declared the revamped Indianapolis Colts could have the AFC's best defense, Hankins reiterated those thoughts as the Colts' continued their offseason work.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — It didn't take the New York Giants long to find a replacement for defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins, and they may have found one for Eli Manning, too.
After taking Dalvin Tomlinson of Alabama in the second round of the NFL draft, the Giants drafted a potential down-the-road replacement for the 36-year-old Manning, taking California quarterback Davis Webb in the third round.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard waited patiently to make his biggest offseason splash.
On Thursday, Ballard jumped into the free agent pool and got former New York Giants defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins with a three-year deal worth $30 million and $15.9 million in guaranteed money, according to a person with direct knowledge of the contract terms. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Colts hadn't yet announced the numbers.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul can't remember the last time the New York Giants won four games in a row.
Fourth-year defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins and third-year receiver Odell Beckham Jr. haven't experienced the feeling of being in the postseason chase.
Victor Cruz knows the playoff feeling, but it's been a while.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Coming into this season, the New York Giants have $30 million in cap space invested in their starting defensive line.
Based solely on sacks five games into the season, the return is going to be disastrous.
The Giants (2-3) have an NFL-low four sacks and only two have been by the linemen heading into Sunday's game at MetLife Stadium against the Baltimore Ravens (3-2).