Hogan is re-signing with the Broncos, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports. Hogan was allowed to hit free agency after Denver declined to extend him a contract tender, but he's nonetheless returning to the team that claimed him off waivers from Washington last September. He'll compete with Garrett Grayson and possibly a draft pick for the No. 2 role behind Joe Flacco.
Hogan became an unrestricted free agent Wednesday after the Broncos decline to tender him a contract for 2019, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports. Hogan served as the Broncos' backup quarterback for the latter half of the past season after the team released Chad Kelly. The Broncos are doing a near-complete overhaul of their quarterback room this offseason, as the team has already acquired Joe Flacco from the Ravens while shipping 2018 starter Case Keenum out to the Redskins.
Hogan is set to step in as the new backup to starting quarterback Case Keenum in Week 8 against the Chiefs after the Broncos released Chad Kelly on Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports. After a stellar preseason, Kelly might have eventually received a chance to unseat the struggling Keenum for the No. 1 gig, but the 24-year-old lost out on that potential opportunity -- as well as his spot on the roster -- after he was arrested Tuesday on a first-degree criminal trespass charge. Kelly's dismissal allows Hogan, who was poached off waivers from the Redskins prior to the season, to move up a spot on the depth chart. Denver is likely to add a third quarterback to the mix at some point, though that player would likely be more of a developmental option for the practice squad rather than a direct threat to Hogan's backup gig.
Hogan was claimed off waivers by the Broncos, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports. It's been an interesting offseason for Hogan, who was traded from the Browns to the Redskins in April and now winds up replacing first-round bust Paxton Lynch in Denver. Hogan will initially slot in as the No. 3 quarterback behind Case Keenum and Chad Kelly.
Hogan appeared in four games and completed 46 of 75 passes for 517 yards with four touchdowns and five interceptions. For a brief moment this season, Hogan replaced DeShone Kizer as Cleveland's starting quarterback, though that was short-lived, as the former Standford signal-caller three interceptions against the Texans before handing the reins back to Kizer the following week. Hogan has been inconsistent at best to start his career, with four touchdowns passes and seven interceptions on only 101 pass attempts. The Browns -- who have two of the first four picks of the 2018 NFL Draft -- are likely to draft another quarterback in April, and with Kizer essentially a lock to make the team's final roster, Hogan -- along with Cody Kessler -- could be shown the door.
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|5||10/06||@Los Angeles Chargers||8||16.89|
|7||10/18||Kansas City Chiefs||23||21.67|
|13||12/01||Los Angeles Chargers||8||16.89|
|15||12/15||@Kansas City Chiefs||23||21.67|
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