The Patriots certainly need help at wide receiver.
Or maybe, they’re just messing with the Bills because it’s fun.
Hogan is a restricted free agent, and if the Patriots gave him an offer sheet, the Bills would have five days to match. The Bills tendered him at the lowest level of $1.67 million, so if he was signed away, they’d get no compensation for the former undrafted rookie.
The 27-year-old Hogan has 77 catches over the last two seasons with the Bills, and has worked well enough in the slot to think he could find a place in the Patriots offense. But the Bills have a chance to match anything the Patriots might offer.