Browns finish quarterback flush by trading Kevin Hogan
By Thomas Moore
The Cleveland Browns traded quarterback Kevin Hogan on Friday, clearing out the final piece of last season’s quarterback room.
Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey is clearly not someone who wants to waste a lot of time.
A day after the news broke that third-string quarterback Kevin Hogan had requested a trade, Dorsey accommodated Hogan by sending him, along with the 2018 sixth-round pick the Browns received from the New England Patriots in the Jason McCourty trade (No. 205 overall) to the Washington Redskins for Washington’s 2018 sixth-round selection (No. 188 overall).
The Browns announced the news on the team’s website.
Hogan’s exit means that Dorsey has cleaned out the entire Browns quarterback room from 2017. Dorsey previously traded last year’s starter, DeShone Kizer, to the Green Bay Packers for cornerback Damarious Randall, and Cody Kessler to the Jacksonville Jaguars for a conditional 2019 seventh-round draft pick.
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Dorsey and Hogan had a shared history as Dorsey drafted Hogan in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft while with the Kansas City Chiefs. Hogan was cut before that season, however, and the Browns signed him to the practice squad.
Hogan eventually made the active roster that first season in Cleveland after quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Josh McCown went down for several weeks with injuries.
He did not make a start, but appeared in four games in relief of Kessler. Hogan’s most notable moment came in an October game against the Cincinnati Bengals, when he was 12-of-24 for 100 yards and two interceptions, but managed to rush for 104 yards and a touchdown in a 31-17 defeat.
He opened the 2017 season as the third-string quarterback, but did get the starting nod against the Houston Texans as head coach Hue Jackson inexplicably benched Kizer for the Week 6 matchup.
Hogan threw for a touchdown that day, but that was offset by three interceptions and four sacks as he did his part to ensure the Browns would become just the second team in NFL history to finish a season at 0-16.
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In Washington, Hogan will join another former Browns washout in quarterback Colt McCoy, so the two can swap stories about life in the town where quarterbacks go to die.