SHOCKER! Former Patriots and New Orleans Saints WR Chris Hogan Announces Early Retirement

Published 10/24/2021, 6:30 AM EDT


New Orleans Saints have had a mixed start to their NFL campaign this season. Heading into the seventh match of their season against Seattle Seahawks, the New Orleans-based side is 3-2-0. To make matter worse, three of their players this season have announced their retirement. Chris Hogan is the latest one to kick the bucket.

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Defensive tackle Ryan Glasgow and cornerback Patrick Robinson were the two New Orleans players who announced their retirement earlier in the season.

Oct 3, 2021; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New York Giants safety Xavier McKinney (29) pushes New Orleans Saints wide receiver Chris Hogan (80) out of bounds during the first half at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Hogan’s stats for New Orleans Saints this season

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Hogan, who turns 34 on Sunday, appeared in five games for the Saints. In those five appearances, the veteran-wide receiver made 68 offensive snaps and 25 special team snaps. The former New England Patriots player also grabbed four of the eight passes sent his way for 41 yards and a touchdown catch.

Seeing his name announced on the team sheet for Saints surprised many, but in his five games for the Saints, he proved he was a decent utility player. Before playing for the Saints, Chris played nine years in the NFL. He was largely associated with the New England Patriots (49 games in three years) and Buffalo Bills (48 games in four years).

Why is Chris Hogan retiring from the NFL in the middle of the season?

Chris Hogan’s sudden decision to retire from NFL is speculated to be of personal reasons. According to reliable New Orleans journalist Nick Underhill, the wide receiver did not attend the training session last week as he was away from the team to be with his wife.

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He had been contemplating this decision to retire for a while now and he has conveyed this to the Saints, according to Nick. Only the official announcement from Chris is left. Now that he has retired, he will have no opposition to return to playing across or fully commit to hanging up his boots.

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In any case, he’s leaving the NFL on his own terms at this point and we wish Chris Hogan all the best for a successful post-NFL career!

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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