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Coaches expect the second-year receiver out of the University of Miami to be one of their top playmakers, and he could compete with free agent acquisition Josh Morgan for a starting spot.

For now, Hankerson is aching just to get back on the field.

“Any competitor wants to go out there and compete, wants to be out there with the guys running plays, running routes,” he said. “I want to be out there.”

Advice for RG3

When quarterback Robert Griffin III joins the full squad for offseason workouts May 14, he will begin the process of earning respect in the locker room. While Griffin’s new teammates are excited about his arrival, they expect him to win them over the right way.

“Really just come in here, probably just keep your mouth closed and just go out there and do it on the field,” said receiver Anthony Armstrong, who worked his way up to the NFL via the arena leagues. “That’s the way that you’re going to gain respect. I learned that myself.”

Linebacker Brian Orakpo made the Pro Bowl as a rookie in 2009, but he wasn’t always the leader he is now.

“The one thing I can say that I learned is to be humble,” he said. “He already seems like a humble guy from my experience, from what I hear, and he works extremely hard. He should fit in easy in this locker room, especially with those traits.”

Orakpo hosted Monday’s Leukemia Golf Classic at Trump Country Club in Potomac Falls, Va. The event raised money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Coach Mike Shanahan gave the entire team the day off but counted it as an offseason workout day to encourage attendance. Dozens of players attended.

“It shows that he cares and that it’s a family,” Orakpo said. “We’re here to support each other.”