Jets add veteran Chris Hogan to thinned-out receiving corps

The Jets added a veteran receiver on Sunday, agreeing to terms with Chris Hogan, according to a source.

The 32-year-old joins a receiving corps that was thin to begin with and has sustained some injuries already in training camp. Rookie Denzel Mims has missed the first two practices with a hamstring injury. Vyncint Smith was not practicing Sunday with an undisclosed injury.

“Obviously, we’re a little thin right now,” coach Adam Gase said. “We’ve got two guys that aren’t practicing. He’s somebody whose name has come up quite a bit around here when we were talking about guys to add. He’s a guy that’s going to be able to come in here and pick up the offense very quickly. It’s going to be familiar as far as a lot of the things he’s done in the past. Competing against him quite a bit, [we] just feel like he’s a good fit for us.”

Hogan brings experience to the Jets, but it remains to be seen how much of an impact he can have. Hogan only played seven games with the Panthers last season, catching 8 passes for 67 yards.

He spent three seasons with the Patriots, winning two Super Bowls, before going to Carolina last year. Hogan, a Wyckoff, N.J. native, began his career with the Bills.

He has 202 career receptions for 2,677 yards and 18 touchdowns.

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