Are there any Seven-Elevens in Foxborough, MA? If not, there is now. Bills WR Chris Hogan has been in negotiations with the Patriots over the past week and NFL.com Insider Ian Rapoport reported that he signed 3 year, $12 million contract. The Bills had a chance to match the offer, but declined.
This is a brilliant move for New England and Hogan, but a very bad one for the Bills. Though they used him sparingly, Hogan was a valuable asset off the bench over the past two seasons and surprised many a defensive back with his knowledge of the game, which is what NFL.com’s Marc Sessler says lured Bill Belichick to him. Buffalo still has many talented receivers like Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin, but not resigning the 27-year-old is not a good move on GM Doug Whaley’s behalf.
Hogan (6’1, 220 lbs) is now alongside Danny Amendola, Julian Edleman, and Rob Gronkowski. Hogan was able to turn numerous heads in Buffalo despite the team’s inconsistent QB situation over the last two seasons. With Tom Brady now throwing him the ball, Hogan may become a Pro-Bowler.