Chris Hogan, renowned for his abilities to always be open, similar to select 7-Eleven franchises, has landed on his feet.
Hogan was an undrafted also-ran on the Dolphins' roster before "Hard Knocks" producers singled him out for a segment on the second episode of the popular reality series. Reggie Bush was impressed by Hogan's ability to find pockets in the secondary, giving him the long-winded moniker "Chris Hogan, Always Open, 7-Eleven." Even Dolphins opponents took to the nickname, albeit in a derisive sense.
Despite the positive press, Hogan was unable to make much of an impact on the field during the preseason. Hogan was held without a catch in Miami's final two games. His high-water mark was Week 2, when he had three catches for 30 yards against the Carolina Panthers.
Hogan's release on Friday threw cold water on Bush's famous contention. A move to the practice squad signals the hope his nickname can one day ring true.
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