UPDATE (6:09 p.m. ET): The New England Patriots officially signed wide receiver Chris Hogan as a restricted free agent from the Buffalo Bills, according to a team release.
ORIGINAL STORY (3:14 p.m. ET): Wide receiver Chris Hogan reportedly will join the New England Patriots.
The Buffalo Bills declined to match the Patriots’ offer sheet to the restricted free agent, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Friday. The Patriots’ front-loaded offer was worth $12 million over three years, which would have put the cap-strapped Bills in an even worse financial situation.
Hogan caught 36 passes for 450 yards with two touchdowns as the Bills’ No. 3 receiver in 2015. He’s expected to serve as the Patriots’ “X” receiver, playing alongside Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola in 2016.
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