Jets Waive RB Kenneth Dixon, Officially Sign WR Chris Hogan

     

The Jets announced Wednesday they have waived RB Kenneth Dixon to make room for recently-signed WR Chris Hogan.

Dixon, 26, is a former fourth-round pick of the Ravens back in 2016. He signed a four-year, $2.723 million rookie contract that included a $383,392 signing bonus.

The Ravens waived Dixon coming out of the preseason last year with an injury designation and he later reverted to the team’s injured reserve list. From there, Baltimore cut him loose with a settlement before Week 1. 

Dixon signed with the Jets in December. 

In 2018, Dixon appeared in six games for the Ravens and rushed for 333 yards on 60 carries (5.6 YPC) to go along with six receptions for 51 yards receiving and two total touchdowns.

Hogan, 32, wound up signing on with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent out of Monmouth back in 2011. He had brief stints with the Giants and Dolphins before signing on with the Bills during the 2012 season.

Buffalo elected to bring Hogan back on exclusive rights deals for the next two seasons before the Patriots signed him away as a restricted free agent in 2016. Hogan played out the final year of his three-year, $12 million contract before agreeing to a one-year deal with the Panthers last year. 

Hogan was placed on injured reserve back in October and was designated as a player to return later on in the season. 

In 2019, Hogan appeared in seven games for the Panthers and caught eight passes for 67 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

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