Hogan (shoulder) logged 67 of a possible 81 snaps on offense in Saturday's 35-14 AFC divisional-round win over the Titans.
Hogan caught just one of his four targets in his first game back since Dec. 11, but it resulted in a four-yard TD. With no reported setbacks in the contest, Hogan and Brandin Cooks are in line to continue to lead the Patriots wide receivers in terms of playing time next weekend's AFC championship game tilt versus the winner of Sunday's game between the Steelers and Jaguars. They'll be complemented by slot man Danny Amendola, who parlayed his 50 snaps against Tennessee into 11 catches on 13 targets for 112 yards.
Hogan (shoulder) does not carry an injury designation for Saturday's playoff game against the Titans.
Hogan last suited up on Dec. 11, but we suspect that the Patriots chose to err on the side of caution down the stretch, with an eye toward having the wideout as healthy as possible for the team's playoff run. His complete removal from the team's injury report signals that Hogan's shoulder is in good shape in advance of Saturday's contest. Prior to sustaining his injury, Hogan and Brandin Cooks consistently led Patriots wide receivers in terms of playing time, and we'd expect that arrangement to be restored this weekend.
Hogan (shoulder) was limited in practice Tuesday.
Hogan made just one appearance over the Patriots' final eight games due to a dislocated right shoulder, and it included a one-yard catch on his five targets in a Week 14 loss at Miami. A limitation remains on his practice reps, indicating his health is compromised more than two months after the injury. Until Hogan takes the field again for an actual game, Rob Gronkowski, Brandin Cooks, Danny Amendola and Dion Lewis will be better bets to hook up with Tom Brady in the passing attack.
Hogan (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets.
The Patriots have the AFC's No. 1 seed in their sights in Week 17, but they'll sit Hogan on Sunday, with having him healthy/ready for the playoffs in mind. Phillip Dorsett and Kenny Britt are candidates for added snaps this week, while outside option Brandin Cooks and slot man Danny Amendola are in line to head the team's wide receiver corps against the Jets.
Hogan (shoulder), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets, isn't expected to play, a source informed Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
With the Patriots needing a win to clinch the No. 1 overall seed in the AFC, head coach Bill Belichick plans to have most of his key regulars suit up for the contest. However, given that the Patriots are heavily favored in Week 17 and could likely cruise to victory without all hands on deck, it sounds as though banged-up players like Hogan, James White (ankle) and Rex Burkhead (knee) will be given the week off in order to enter the postseason at optimal health. Expect the Patriots to officially announce Hogan's status approximately 90 minutes before the 1 p.m. EST kickoff, but his likely absence opens up more snaps -- and potentially targets -- for Danny Amendola, Phillip Dorsett and Kenny Britt.
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