Jets Rumors: Ex-Patriots, Panthers WR Chris Hogan to Sign Contract with NYJ

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistAugust 16, 2020

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Chris Hogan (15) running with the ball against the New Orleans Saints during an NFL game in Charlotte, N.C. on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. (Chris Keane/AP Images for Panini)
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The New York Jets have reportedly signed veteran receiver Chris Hogan, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

Hogan has spent eight years in the NFL with the Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers. Last year was his lone season in Carolina, where he finished with eight catches for 67 yards in seven appearances.

He spent much of the year on injured reserve with a knee issue but appeared in the team's final three games of the season, starting in Week 17 while seeing a season-high four targets.

The 32-year-old is best known for his time with the Patriots, helping the team reach the Super Bowl three straight years and winning twice. He totaled six receptions for 128 yards and a touchdown in the Super Bowl LII loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

The 2016 campaign was his best regular-season showing when he finished with 680 receiving yards on a league-best 17.9 yards per catch to go along with four touchdowns.

Now he returns to the AFC East with a Jets receiving core that has limited talent.

Jamison Crowder, Josh Doctson and Breshad Perriman are the most veteran players on the unit, while rookie second-round pick Denzel Mims should also play a significant role. It leaves plenty of opportunities for Hogan to earn playing time once he gets acclimated to the new offense.

After the Jets finished dead last in the NFL in total yards and 29th in passing yards, any proven addition could be useful.