Panthers Designate WR Chris Hogan To Return From Injured Reserve


The Panthers have designated WR Chris Hogan to return from injured reserve, per Max Henson

  • Carolina also signed LB Ramik Wilson to their active roster and added WR Bobo Wilson to their practice squad.

This opens a three-week window of time for Hogan to practice with the team before Carolina must make the decision whether or not to activate him to the roster. 

Hogan would be the first player designated to return from IR by Carolina. Each team is allotted two. 

Hogan, 31, wound up signing on with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent out of 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 this offseason. 

In 2019, Hogan has appeared in four games and caught three passes for 24 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

Wilson, 27, is a former fourth-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2015. He was waived at the start of the 2016 season but later added to the Chiefs’ practice squad before eventually being called up a month later.

The Chiefs declined to tender Wilson a restricted offer in 2018, making him an unrestricted free agent. He signed with the Rams on a one-year deal worth $750,000. Wilson signed with the Jaguars this past offseason only to be released coming out of the preseason. 

Wilson signed on with the Cardinals a few months ago before being cut loose in October. 

In 2018, Wilson appeared in all 16 games for the Rams and recorded 35 tackles, one forced fumble, one recovery and two pass defenses.

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