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.
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.
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.
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