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Chris Hogan signs as a free agent with Carolina

Chris Hogan moves on to his third NFL team.barry chin/globe staff file/Globe Staff

Another Patriots free agent has found a new home, as wide receiver Chris Hogan inked a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers Friday.

Hogan spent three seasons with New England, signing as a free agent in 2016 after four years with Buffalo.

Along with two Super Bowl rings, Hogan racked up 107 catches for 1,651 yards and 12 touchdowns in 40 games for the Patriots.

During the 2016 season, Hogan led the NFL with 17.9 yards per reception and played a big role during the Patriots’ playoff run.

He becomes the third free agent wide receiver signed by Carolina this offseason, joining Torrey Smith and Rashad Ross.


For the Patriots, Hogan’s departure puts more strain on their limited receiving corps.

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