Hogan was waived by the Broncos on Saturday, Mike Klis of NBC 9News Denver reports.
Hogan was originally considered the frontrunner for the Broncos' backup quarterback position with rookie Drew Lock (thumb) injured, but did not have an outstanding preseason, throwing three interceptions and only one touchdown. Brett Rypien had been competing with Hogan for the No. 2 spot behind starter Joe Flacco and appears to have secured the position for the time being.
Hogan completed 12 of 23 passes for 138 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions in the Broncos' 20-7 preseason win over the Cardinals on Thursday.
Hogan outgained fellow signal-caller Brett Rypien in passing yardage, but he averaged just 6.0 yards per attempt and short-circuited two drives with his picks. The third-year quarterback is battling Rypien to open the season as Joe Flacco's primary backup, and neither has has pulled clearly ahead of the other with their play. Therefore, further insight will have to be gleaned from final cuts and related developments over the coming days.
Hogan started Saturday's 10-6 preseason loss to the Rams, completing eight of 12 attempts for 69 yards and rushing four times for 14 yards while playing the first three series.
The third-year signal-caller did well during his starting stint, though it's worth noting the Rams did not treat the contest as any sort of dress rehearsal. In fact, Los Angeles sat its first-team defense, but Hogan was able to lead an 11-play, 63-yard march that culminated in a field goal on his last possession of the game. Coach Vic Fangio has stated Brett Rypien is competing with Hogan for the No. 2 quarterback job to open the season with Drew Lock (thumb) sidelined, and Hogan appears to have turned in a more productive performance Saturday on a yards-per-attempt basis while also flashing his signature mobility.
Hogan will start during Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Hogan's chances of earning a 53-man roster spot improve for the time being with Drew Lock (thumb) recovering from a thumb sprain. Lock will skip the beginning of the regular season, leaving Hogan and Brett Rypien to vie for the backup job to open 2019. Hogan's start Thursday is likely another indicator that he's in the lead for that role.
Hogan is in good position to open the season as Denver's backup quarterback while rookie Drew Lock (thumb) is on the mend, Michael Spencer of CBS 4 Denver reports.
Coach Vic Fangio has declined to provide a timeline for Lock's return, though it's widely anticipated that his absence will stretch into the regular season. Hogan has mostly garnered negative reviews this offseason and completed just five of 15 passes for 40 yards and an interception in Monday's exhibition against the 49ers, though he did break off a 24-yard touchdown scamper. Unless the Broncos grow pessimistic about Lock's timetable and expect him to miss a large chunk of the season, the team might not be motivated to invest significant resources into upgrading its depth behind starter Joe Flacco. That bodes well for Hogan, who will use the final two preseason games to create separation from undrafted rookie Brett Rypien for the No. 2 gig.
Hogan will start the preseason opener against Atlanta on Thursday, Zac Stevens of BSN Denver reports.
By most accounts, Hogan has struggled this offseason but still offers the most stable option behind Joe Flacco with a pair of rookies behind him. Those rookies -- for whom Denver invested a second-round pick and six-figure free-agent signing bonus -- are both still more likely to be with the team in September than Hogan, but the Stanford product will get the first crack at changing the narrative Thursday.
Hogan, even with clean pockets, was scattershot during practice Saturday, Andrew Mason of the team's official site reports.
Mason's comments come following several other reports of Hogan's penchant for interceptions during the first two days of camp. The journeyman came in and provided some stability to the backup quarterback position during a time of turmoil last season. He now appears to be the odd man out with the Broncos investing a second-round pick in Drew Lock, while also giving a six-figure signing bonus to undrafted free agent Brett Rypien. Hogan could be feeling the pressure as he likely prepares to be auditioning for other teams this preseason.
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.
The Browns dealt Hogan to the Redskins on Friday, Patrick Maks of the Browns' official site reports.
With this trade, the overhaul of the Browns' quarterback room is complete. Following in the footsteps of DeShone Kizer (to Green Bay) and Cody Kessler (to Jacksonville), Hogan has been shipped out while Tyrod Taylor and Drew Stanton have joined the fold in Cleveland. In his new environs, Hogan seemingly will compete with Stephen Morris for the No. 3 gig behind Alex Smith and Colt McCoy. Hogan's eight appearances with the Browns between 2016 and 2017 produced 621 yards on 59.4-percent passing to go with four touchdowns and seven interceptions.
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 (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans.
In just one week, Hogan dropped from first to third on the depth chart at quarterback after struggling mightily in his first NFL start in last Sunday's loss to the Texans, during which he completed 20 of 37 passes for 140 yards while tossing three interceptions. With Hogan in street clothes, Cody Kessler will step in as the top backup to rookie DeShone Kizer, who was handed back the starting job following one week on the bench.
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, who started at quarterback for the Browns in Week 6, will drop to third on the depth chart in advance of Sunday's game against the Titans, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
With rookie Deshone Kizer having regained the starting job, Cody Kessler is slated to serve as the top backup Sunday. Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports that Hogan is also dealing with a rib injury that will land him in the Browns' Week 7 injury report, but it's unclear how significant of a role that issue played in his demotion.
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.
Hogan completed 20 of 37 passes for 140 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions in Sunday's 33-17 loss to the Texans. He also gained 36 yards on five rushes and fumbled once.
Logging his first start of the season, Hogan couldn't generate anywhere near the same level of success he'd enjoyed in prior relief stints this season. The second-year signal caller put two passes into the hands of Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph --- one of which was returned for a touchdown -- while also throwing a third interception and causing a safety when he was called for intentional grounding in the end zone. He also couldn't generate a scoring drive until the waning moments of the contest, with Cleveland's other scores coming on a field goal and pick-six of their own. Considering the Browns' 0-6 record, it wouldn't be surprising to see head coach Hue Jackson go back to rookie DeShone Kizer behind center with a couple of more similar lackluster efforts from Hogan, as all things being equal, the team would presumably want to give their 2017 second-round pick a chance to atone for the ugly start to his career as soon as possible. Hogan should get an opportunity to make amends of his own when the Browns tangle with the Titans at home in Week 7.