Chris Hogan is no longer a member of the New England Patriots, but he seems to have good things to say about the organization.
The now Carolina Panthers wide receiver helped the Patriots win a pair of Super Bowls, proving himself valuable as a slot receiver.
He inked a one year deal with the team last month. But when recently asked about how things ended up with the Patriots, here is what he had to say.
"I'd rather not go into too much detail on that, but it's business, and I understand that," he told WEEI. "I appreciate everything that was given to me in New England -- the opportunity to go there and play -- and I'll always hold every single one of those people in that organization [in high regard]: Mr. [Robert] Kraft, Bill [Belichick], It was time to move on, I guess. I take it for what it is. I enjoyed my time. And now I'm excited about the opportunity in front of me."
Well, that is a classy response. He said he liked playing for the Patriots, appreciated his time playing there and is now committed to his new team. That's all of the correct answers they give you in media training class, I suppose.
It would have been cool if he came back to New England, but you know how they are with the salary cap and all that. Now, they just need to find the next Chris Hogan. They found Wes Welker, Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola, so it's not like the slot receiver is that hard to come by for them...
Hopefully, N'Keal Harry ends up working out well for the Patriots and helps sure up the losses of him and Rob Gronkowski, who I just remembered is retired--which is very bad news for all football fans...