NFL Rumors: Giants have contacted Chris Hogan's camp in free agency

Darren Hartwell
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NFL Rumors: Giants have contacted Chris Hogan's camp in free agency originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com

The New England Patriots already let Cordarrelle Patterson walk in free agency. Is Chris Hogan next?

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The New York Giants recently spoke with Hogan's representatives in free agency, the New York Daily News' Pat Leonard reported Thursday, citing a league source.

Hogan has close ties to the Tri-State area, having grown up in northern New Jersey and attended nearby Monmouth University. The Giants obviously have a need at receiver after trading superstar Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns.

The wide receiver has spent the last three seasons with the Patriots but saw a downtick in production late in the 2018 campaign, catching two or fewer passes in eight of his last nine regular season games.

The Patriots agreed to a two-year deal with Phillip Dorsett on Wednesday but still are thin at receiver with Patterson's departure and Josh Gordon serving an indefinite suspension.

Hogan has been a solid producer in New England with at least 34 catches in each of his three seasons, but there's a higher bidder like New York in free agency, they may opt to move on and search for other free agent options.

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