Our friend Rich Campbell is in Florida for the NFL owners meetings and his twitter timeline has been buzzing all morning with reports from there including a lot of good nuggets from Mike Shanahan this morning. Check out his timeline; if you don’t follow him, you should.
One bit of information he passed along from Shanahan was that the coach said that wide receiver Leonard Hankers should be sufficiently recovered from hip surgery to participate in activities on June 1.
While the offseason training program starts April 16, OTA’s don’t commence until mid May. That will allow Hankerson to get in on some of the 10 permitted OTA sessions and probable the mandatory minicamp, depending on when that is scheduled.
After that he will be able to work with Robert Griffin III (or Andrew Luck) for the next month and a half and hit the ground running for training camp.
Even if there is a setback and he is a spectator at the OTA’s he still should be ready for training camp.
In all, it is good news for a team trying to build a receiver corps that has multiple options for whoever its rookie quarterback may be.
Per Campbell, Shanahan also said that right tackle Jammal Brown has been doing yoga and that is helping to break up scar tissue in his right hip. There was no indication if he would be participating in OTA's.