Panthers sign former Patriots WR Chris Hogan to 1-year deal

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have signed unrestricted free agent wide receiver Chris Hogan to a one-year contract, the team announced Friday.

Hogan comes to Carolina after playing three seasons with New England (2016-18) where he was a part of two Super Bowl winning teams (LI, LIII). Last season, Hogan played in all 16 regular season games, hauling in 35 receptions for 532 yards and three touchdowns. He added eight receptions for 58 yards in three postseason games.

Prior to his time with New England, Hogan played three seasons for Buffalo (2013-15). After originally being signed to the Bills’ practice squad near the end of the 2012 season, Hogan played in every game the next three years, recording 87 receptions for 959 yards and six touchdowns.

In his career, Hogan has played in 88 career regular season games, starting 33 of the contests. He has 194 career receptions for 2,610 yards and 18 touchdowns. He also has played in nine postseason games with seven starts, adding 34 receptions for 542 yards and four touchdowns.

Hogan originally signed with San Francisco in 2011 as an undrafted free agent out of Monmouth. He had stints on the practice squads for the New York Giants (2011) and Miami Dolphins (2012) before signing with Buffalo.

Hogan played one season of collegiate football at Monmouth after spending four years as a lacrosse player at Penn State.