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.
Hogan (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Vikings in London. After four appearances this season, including a start in Week 6, Hogan was relegated to third-string quarterback behind DeShone Kizer and Cody Kessler in advance of Week 7. Subsequently, Hogan will reside on the inactive list for a second straight contest, though there's no guarantee he'll stay there considering head coach Hue Jackson's quick trigger finger this season.
Hogan (ribs) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports. Hogan's demotion from first to third on the quarterback depth chart earlier in the day overshadowed the news that the second-year signal caller injured his ribs during his first career start in the Week 6 loss to the Texans. Given his full involvement in the Browns' first practice of the week, it's not expected that Hogan will carry an injury designation heading into Sunday's contest against the Titans. However, by virtue of falling behind DeShone Kizer and Cody Kessler in the pecking order, Hogan seems bound for the inactive list in Week 7.
Hogan will return to a backup role for Sunday's game against the Titans after Browns head coach Hue Jackson announced Wednesday that DeShone Kizer would serve as the team's starting quarterback in Week 7, Andrew Gribble of the Browns' official site reports. Hogan performed admirably in relief of the struggling Kizer in three contests earlier in the season, but faltered during his first NFL start in Sunday's loss to the Texans, completing just 20 of 37 passes for a horrid 3.8 yards per attempt while throwing three interceptions and fumbling once. Though Kizer proved similarly turnover prone while starting the Browns' first five games, his superior pedigree as a rookie second-round pick likely factored heavily into the winless team's decision to turn back to him with the playoffs seemingly out of reach already. If Kizer, who posted an NFL-worst 49.5 passer rating over his previous five starts, fails to show any noticeable improvement in his subsequent opportunities, it's not out of the question for Hogan or third-string option Cody Kessler to receive starts before the season ends, but neither would offer much fantasy upside while being flanked by underwhelming talent at the skill positions.
Browns coach Hue Jackson said he will announce his Week 7 starting quarterback Wednesday, choosing between Hogan and DeShone Kizer, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports. Hogan fell flat on his face in his first career start Sunday against the Texans, completing 20 of 37 passes for 140 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions. The final score was 33-17, but the Browns were down 33-3 before cornerback Jason McCourty came through with a pick-six early in the fourth quarter. Hogan finally led the team on a touchdown drive in garbage time, but it wasn't enough to save him from an ugly final stat line. Apparently unimpressed, Jackson is already thinking about turning back to Kizer after just one week. The Browns face the Titans in Week 7.
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