Hogan, 27, is coming off a 36 catch, 450 yard season in Buffalo, and as of late has been making a very strong case to make the roster of Players Who Eat New England's Lunch (he hauled in six catches for 95 yards on a Monday Night game in New England). At 6'1", 220, Hogan is a bigger body with an underrated route tree and solid durability - he has played in all 16 games of the last three seasons.
If the Patriots present Hogan with an offer sheet, Buffalo will have five days to match it. Seeing as how Hogan went undrafted in 2011 and was tendered at the lowest amount ($1.67 million), the Patriots won't take a large hit if they are able to lure him away from their division rival. Chris Hogan isn't the splashiest of signings (remember - the theme of this offseason is UnSexy), but he would thrive in New England and could offer a bigger, stronger, younger, cheaper version of Danny Amendola, depending on what the Patriots do with the players currently under contract. Josh McDaniels could have a lot of fun with Hogan in the lineup, as he knows his way around the gadget play.
Look for the Patriots to start making moves today now that the dust has settled and everyone is done spending way more money than they should on players who have no chance of living up to their contracts.