Probably the biggest surprise out of all of the receivers on the New Orleans roster. Chris Hogan was retired from football, playing Major League Lacrosse before he got the call from the Saints to join the team in training camp.
Most people wrote the move off, thinking Hogan had nothing left and was just a camp body. But Hogan kept making plays every practice that clearly impressed the team enough to give him a chance to complete his comeback story. The veteran ended up not making the initial 53-man roster, but was brought back about a week later after some shuffling.
Hogan is a solid veteran presence to have around the team, especially when considering how many young, undrafted receivers the Saints currently have on the roster. It definitely can’t hurt to see what Hogan has left in the tank at this stage in his career, as New Orleans will take any production it can get from the wide receiver position.
However, don’t expect much from the 32-year old this season as it seems his best playing days are behind him. Although he did have a 10-yard touchdown catch in the blowout win against the Packers last week, it seems as though he’ll have a limited role in the offense and may not stick around for very long unless he can continue to get open and make plays.