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Former Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan has found a new home. The Carolina Panthers announced via Twitter on Friday that they’ve signed Hogan to a contract. Details of Hogan’s deal have yet to be reported.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network tweeted that it’s a one-year deal for Hogan, who played the past three seasons with the Patriots and played in three Super Bowls, winning two.
In totality, Hogan performed as a fine complementary outside receiver for Tom Brady and the Patriots. He caught 107 passes in 40 games (28 starts) for 1,651 yards and 12 touchdowns. In 2016 he led the NFL with 17.9 yards per reception.
Hogan also came up big at times in the postseason. In the 2016 AFC Championship Game against the Steelers, Hogan dominated with 9 catches for 180 yards and 2 touchdowns. In Super Bowl LI, he made a 16-yard catch on the game-tying drive in the fourth quarter and an 18-yard catch on the game-winning drive in overtime. He also came up with a handful of key catches in the 2018 AFC Championship Game against the Chiefs.
Hogan’s final game with the Patriots wasn’t a good one, making zero catches on six targets. But overall, the veteran receiver made meaningful contributions to a pair of championship teams. He replaces the departed Devin Funchess in Carolina, giving Cam Newton a new weapon to work with.
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