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Chris Hogan lands on Dolphins practice squad

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The guy who is regarded as always open was closed out of employment for two days.  Now, he’s back in Miami.

Receiver Chris Hogan has joined the Dolphins’ practice squad.

The team announced the eight-member unit on Sunday, with the Hard Knocks darling the biggest name of the bunch.

The Dolphins had to be relieved when Hogan went unclaimed on waivers, given the hype he generated around the league with practice performances that otherwise would have gone unnoticed.  Though he won’t play until he wins a spot on the active roster, he’ll have the chance to do more of the things that made the man from Monmouth a hot commodity on cable TV.

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18 Responses to “Chris Hogan lands on Dolphins practice squad”
  1. rickrock6661982 says: Sep 2, 2012 8:39 PM

    Hall and Nash aren’t far behind for the Dolphins

  2. egomaniac247 says: Sep 2, 2012 8:40 PM

    Hope he hangs in there. Danny Amendola was in his shoes when the Cowboys were on Hard Knocks. Now he’s a starter.

  3. phinfan says: Sep 2, 2012 9:16 PM

    I’m still shocked Leganu Nanaee made that football squad?! The kid has stone hands!!! Can’t get open. Mean while Hogan should have made 2nd or 3rds. Glad he came back. Can’t wait for them to cut Nanaee!!!

  4. tannethrill says: Sep 2, 2012 9:46 PM

    Maybe it’s time to realize Hard Knocks does an amazing job at taking a hand full of choice moments and making someone look like they have much more potential because of production. Kid has potential but 31 other teams don’t usually mistake someone that the rest of us have labeled a keeper.

    It’s a very deep league and one thing we all can agree on is that the Fins have a below average WR core league compared so what makes anyone think that someone cut from that core would be good enough for someone else?

    Common sense says he’s a TV star that has room to grow but not worth a spot on a 53 just yet.

  5. lostsok says: Sep 2, 2012 9:47 PM

    Glad Josh Kaddu made the PS. That 5th round pick is completely wasted (yet).

  6. wannstache says: Sep 2, 2012 9:56 PM

    Best wishes to this kid. Hopefully that moron Philbin doesn’t let him waste away on the practice squad. He’s easily the third best receiver behind Hartline and Bess.

  7. thelastpieceofcheese says: Sep 2, 2012 10:11 PM

    If the guy is so good, why was he released? How come nobody picked him off waivers?

  8. 8drinkminimum says: Sep 2, 2012 10:22 PM

    So Philbin has yet to coach a regular season game and he’s a moron? Wow.

  9. thejotapee says: Sep 2, 2012 10:25 PM

    Jabar Gaffney’s barber tweeted out that when Gaffney came in for a cut today, he said he was on his way to Miami to sign with the Fins. If that’s true, that’s a GREAT addition.

  10. whoknowsnothing says: Sep 2, 2012 10:53 PM

    Glad to see Chris Hogan on the practice squad. Hopefully he will get on the 53 man roster this year, but mainly glad he stayed with the Dolphins!!!!!

  11. finhead says: Sep 2, 2012 11:08 PM

    @Hall and Nash aren’t far behind for the Dolphins FOR LIFE!!!!

  12. chrisdacommish says: Sep 3, 2012 12:02 AM

    The problem here is that the Dolphins were trying to make a TE out of him in training camp. He struggled in multiple blocking assignments mainly-IMO because he doesnt have the size to be a TE. Move the kid to WR and get yourself someone who can catch the ball.

  13. orakpocalypse says: Sep 3, 2012 4:17 AM

    Hogan only looked good because he plays for Miami. Their number one receiver this year will probably be Anthony Armstrong, who couldn’t make the top 6 WR’s in Washington. The skins don’t have very good receivers, but Armstrong couldn’t make the team. What does that say about how pathetic the Dolphins have become?

  14. eventhorizon04 says: Sep 3, 2012 6:48 AM

    “The problem here is that the Dolphins were trying to make a TE out of him in training camp. He struggled in multiple blocking assignments mainly-IMO because he doesnt have the size to be a TE. Move the kid to WR and get yourself someone who can catch the ball.”

    Epic Fail.
    First, that was Les Brown, not Chris Hogan.

    Second, Les Brown hadn’t played football in 6 years before signing with the Dolphins, and you want him to learn all the intricacies of being a wide receiver (reading coverages, running routes, etc.) despite having no experience in college or high school?

  15. wvfinfanatic says: Sep 3, 2012 9:36 AM

    Chad Johnson did pretty well in Cincinnati not knowing coverages, routes, or even where to line up. (ask housh) Browns size, speed, and hands make him a valuable commodity as a WR…You find a way to make room for athletes like that on your roster…at least practice team. I am looking forward to signing branch or trading for a decent deep threat in the next few days. Fasano is my problem…he can’t catch…make him a #2 TE and Clay #1…or check out Winslow and/or Cooley possibly. Luckily the West Coast offense is based on possession recievers, because that’s all we have in bess and hartline.
    Also, Redskins have no WR?! Morgan, Moss, Garcon, and Banks who is their return specialist…They didn’t want to pay a 5 year vet to be a #4 when they have younger guys waiting in the wings. Armstrong will help no doubt.

  16. dolphincritic says: Sep 3, 2012 9:47 AM

    The fact that Hogan is a story indicates the low level of Dolphin WR play! Hogan could get open when no one else could! How long before we ask Leganu Nanaee to become a DB too?

    I reviewed the parctice squad signing and roster cuts from all of the NFL teams. Everyone dangling out there was a long shot. Ireland did as good as our #8 picking slot would allow us to do. The Colts snagged one DB we would probably have looked at. I didn’t see anyone lingering out there that intrigued me! What was Ireland thinking when he let a Probowler and a starting CB go without having replacements on the roster?

    Our talent level is such that the old adage comes to mind, “Garbage in – garbage out!” Go Dolphins!

  17. wvfinfanatic says: Sep 3, 2012 10:10 AM

    “What was Ireland thinking when he let a Probowler and a starting CB go without having replacements on the roster?”
    -He wasn’t thinking…because when he thinks he is mentally disabled…he is deferring to Philbin, hopefully. Who was the probowler you speak of? CJ? Bell? Fins received a 2nd round pick for Davis, which I am sure will be used for a WR…and if they land a Bowe or Wallace type it will prove to be beneficial.

  18. xpensivewinos says: Sep 3, 2012 2:17 PM

    I find it interesting that one of the recurring themes during Hard Knocks and in the Dolphins training camp in general regarding their wide receivers was a supposed inability by any of them to create separation from defenders.

    Isn’t that all this kid did? And then when they threw it to him because he was always open, didn’t he always catch it?

    Maybe it’s his route running, but this kid blew Nanee out of the water in camp.

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