|Ht / Wt:||6'3" / 218 lb.|
|Born:||October 20, 1992|
|Drafted:||2016 / Rd. 5 (162)|
Hogan was waived by the Broncos on Saturday, Mike Klis of NBC 9News Denver reports.
Analysis: Hogan was originally considered the front-runner 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.
Analysis: 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.
Analysis: The third-year signal-caller did well during his starting stint, although 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 under center during Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Analysis: Hogan's chances of earning a 53-man roster spot improved 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.
With Drew Lock (thumb) on the mend, Hogan figures to start the season as Denver's backup quarterback, Michael Spencer of CBS 4 Denver reports.
Analysis: While some reports have predicted that Lock's thumb injury, suffered in the final moments of the first half in Monday's preseason contest, will likely extend into the regular season, head coach Vic Fangio declined to provide a timeframe at practice on Monday. Hogan has mostly garnered negative reviews this offseason and managed to complete just five of 15 passes for 40 yards and an interception in relief Monday before breaking off a nifty 24-yard touchdown run. There will be plenty of speculation connecting offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello with his former pupil Nick Mullens, but it seems unlikely that Denver will use draft capital for what would, at most, be a few weeks of backup quarterbacking. What is more likely is that, if Lock is unable to suit up Week 1, Denver keeps Hogan around until the rookie is ready. In the meantime, expect Hogan to take most of the snaps during the final two preseason games with Lock recovering and the team likely looking to protect starter Joe Flacco.
Hogan will start the preseason opener against Atlanta Thursday, Zac Stevens of BSN Denver reports.
Analysis: By most accounts, Hogan has struggled this offseason but he 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 and changing the narrative Thursday.
Hogan, even with clean pockets, was scattershot during practice Saturday, Andrew Mason of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Mason's comments come after 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 and six-figure undrafted free agent signing bonus to 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.
Analysis: 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 did not extend him a tender as a restricted free agent, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.
Analysis: Hogan served as the Broncos' backup quarterback for the back half of the season following the release of Chad Kelly. The Broncos are doing a near-complete overhaul of their quarterback room by acquiring Joe Flacco from the Ravens and shipping 2018 starter Case Keenum to the Redskins.
Hogan is expected to back up starting quarterback Case Keenum in Week 8 against the Chiefs after the Broncos released Chad Kelly on Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Analysis: 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.
Analysis: 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.
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