On Friday, the New England Patriots signed free agent wide receiver Chris Hogan. The Patriots offered Hogan an offer sheet of 3 years at $12 million. The Bills had five days to match the offer made by New England, but have already declined to do so. The deal includes a first-year cap hit of $5.5 million
Hogan is a 27-year-old who entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2011 with the San Francisco 49ers. He spent the next 4 years as a number 3 option with the Buffalo Bills. Hogan had his best year last year in Buffalo with 36 receptions for 450 yards, an average of 12.5 yards per reception.
Hogan made a name for himself when he appeared on the HBO show "Hard Knocks" with the Miami Dolphins. He earned the nickname "7-11" because coaches said like the convenience store, he always seems to be open. This is good news for a team whose offense is based on smaller receivers who work hard to get open.
By Matt Watts