The Redskins signed wide receiver Lance Lewis to the active 53-man roster on Thursday to replace injured wide receiver Leonard Hankerson.
An undrafted college free agent from East Carolina, Lewis made an impression during training camp. But it took a season-ending injury Hankerson for Lewis to get his chance. Hankerson tore the lateral collateral ligament in his left knee in Sunday’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Lewis, 24, was a late cut in training camp in 2012 by the Redskins and again this season, before being added to the practice squad on Sept. 1. It’s uncertain if he would be active for Monday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. Josh Morgan is expected to start at the “Z” receiver spot for Hankerson.
Meanwhile, Washington signed wide receiver Josh Bellamy and added him to their practice squad to replace Lewis. Bellamy, 24, spent all of last season with the Kansas City Chiefs before being a late cut in training camp this summer. He then spent two months with San Diego’s practice squad until being cut on Tuesday.
Hankerson ended his season with 30 receptions, three for touchdowns, and 375 yards.