The Bills had five days to decide whether to match New England’s offer sheet on wide receiver Chris Hogan.
They barely needed five minutes.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Bills won’t be using their right of first refusal, meaning the Patriots have themselves a new wide receiver.
Actually, Hogan is more than just a wide receiver. He’s a former lacrosse playing, New Jersey-living, left-footed punting bundle of grit, who seemed destined to play for the Patriots the moment the Dolphins cut him in 2012.
He will almost certainly go on to many Pro Bowls.
The Patriots gave him a three-year, $12 million contract which was heavily front-loaded, taking advantage of the Bills’ tight salary cap situation.