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Closing time on HankTime: WR Leonard Hankerson released from IR

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Fitting that Hankerson's time in Atlanta ends with one last drop.

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Hankerson experiment did not go exactly as hoped. 11 days after stashing the wide receiver on injured reserve, the Falcons are dropping him from the roster.

Pro Football Talk had the news.

Hankerson will almost certainly not return in 2016. He was believed to be hand-picked by coordinator Kyle Shanahan, so the move is interesting.

Pro Football Focus had Hankerson with an astonishing 8 dropped passes on 44 targets, good for the worst drop rate in the league. He finished his disastrous comeback season with only 327 receiving yards, ranking as PFF's 114th best wide receiver.