Patriots: Reordering wide receiver depth chart after Nate Washington signing
4. Chris Hogan
Hogan gets slotted over Washington because the Patriots paid him some hefty dollars, something Bill Belichick doesn’t often do at an offensive skill position. Additionally, Hogan appears to be Brandon LaFell’s replacement as the Patriots’ perimeter possession receiver who compliments Edelman.
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Hogan was known in Buffalo as a trust No. 3 wideout. While Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods required close attention from opposing defenses, Hogan was often an afterthought, and he took advantage. Over the past two seasons, Hogan racked up 876 yards and six touchdowns on 77 receptions, not too shabby of numbers for a player in that finite role.
Having watched Hogan play college lacrosse at Penn State against his son, Belichick is familiar with Hogan and must have a plan for him in New England.
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