|Team:||Los Angeles Rams|
|Ht / Wt:||6'2" / 201 lb.|
|Drafted:||2018 / UDFA|
Hodge will remain with the Browns after the team placed a contract tender on the exclusive rights free agent Tuesday.
Analysis: The 26-year-old was used sparingly for the Browns last season, appearing in all 16 games, but he had just four catches for 76 yards on 130 total offensive snaps. With both Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry subject to trade rumors this offseason, the Browns' receiver room remains in a state of flux. Despite the uncertainty, it's likely that Hodge will operate as a depth receiver and on special teams for the Browns in 2020.
Hodge caught one of two targets for 19 yards in a 33-23 loss to the Bengals in Week 17. He finished the season with four catches on 10 targets for 76 yards while playing all 16 games.
Analysis: All of Hodge's offensive contributions came in the final nine games after the Browns tried the departed Antonio Callaway and Rashard Higgins as No. 3 wideouts. He was never able to carve out a significant role, sharing the job with Damion Ratley. Both receivers behind running back Kareem Hunt, who the Browns used as their third target after Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham. Hodge can become a free agent in 2020.
Hodge failed to catch his lone target and played a season-high 30 snaps in Sunday's 38-24 loss to the Cardinals in Week 15.
Analysis: Hodge has been on the fringes of Cleveland's wideout depth chart this season, but he had the third-most snaps Sunday. A special teams contributor mostly, Hodge has received a greater look on offense the last seven weeks while head coach Freddie Kitchens reduced Rashard Higgins' role. He has just six targets, two catches and 51 yards over that seven-game run.
Hodge (Achilles) is active Week 13 against the Steelers.
Analysis: Hodge came into this contest with a "questionable" tag despite logging multiple full practices, but the Browns feel good enough about his status to activate him while Taywan Taylor is a healthy scratch. Hodge has worked his way into a minimal role in the offense, but his contributions lie primarily on special teams.
Hodge (Achilles) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journalh reports.
Analysis: Hodge logged three full practices this week, but he's drawn an injury tag due to the tricky nature of Achilles injuries. The second-year pro plays a depth role in Cleveland's wideout corps behind Odell Beckham, Jarvis Landry and Rashard Higgins. If he were forced to miss any time, it would mean increased depth opportunities for Damion Ratley and Taywan Taylor.
Hodge secured one of two targets for 41 yards in the Browns' 21-7 win over the Steelers on Thursday.
Analysis: With the team waiving Antonio Callaway earlier in the day and Rashard Higgins not seeing a target during the contest, Hodge served as the Browns' main downfield target against the Steelers. The Prairie View A & M product had just made his first catch of the season in Week 10, and he also drew a pass interference penalty Thursday in addition to his game-long reception. Hodge could progressively carve out a larger role as a deep threat in coming weeks, beginning with a Week 12 matchup against the Dolphins a week from Sunday.
Hodge was claimed off waivers by the Browns on Sunday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
Analysis: Hodge had a strong preseason with the Rams, but ultimately failed to make the roster. Now that he's headed to Cleveland, he is a long shot to see targets and offensive snaps with a laundry list of players ahead of him on the depth chart.
Hodge caught all five of his targets for 76 yards during Thursday's preseason win over the Texans.
Analysis: Finishing second on the team in targets, Hodge hauled in every pass thrown his way as he comfortably led the team in receiving yardage. He was quite consistent in terms of his production, averaging 15.2 yards per catch while recording a long gain of 19 yards. Hodge has been quite impressive this preseason, totaling at least 48 receiving yards in three of four exhibition contests. The wideout depth chart is crowded for the Rams, but Hodge has made as good a case as anyone to claim the fifth spot when the regular season roster is announced.
Hodge brought in three of four targets for 54 yards in the Rams' 10-6 preseason win over the Broncos on Saturday.
Analysis: The second-year pro co-led the team in receptions while checking in second behind Mike Thomas in receiving yardage. Hodge also generated a productive 3-63 line in the preseason opener versus the Raiders two weeks ago, so he's seemingly making a strong case for the No. 5 receiver job. He'll look to continue battling the likes of JoJo Natson and Mike Thomas for that slotting in next Thursday's preseason finale versus the Texans.
Hodge played 43 of 100 offensive snaps but failed to catch his only target during Saturday's 14-10 loss to Dallas.
Analysis: The Rams are taking a long look at Hodge, as he's now seen the field for 73 offensive snaps. He did most of his damage on special teams last year after playing his way onto the roster, but with a healthy Michael Thomas and an already crowded receiver corps, the undrafted free agent out of Prairie View A&M could be a roster causality this year.
Hodge started and caught three of six targets for 48 yards during Saturday's 14-3 preseason loss to Oakland. He was on the field for 30 of 59 offensive snaps.
Analysis: The undrafted free agent out of Prairie View A&M played his way onto the Rams' 53-man roster last year and proceeded to regularly see the field on special teams. He's a long shot to make a fantasy impact in 2019 with Los Angeles' receiver depth chart solidified at the top with Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp and Josh Reynolds.
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