Browns trade QB Kevin Hogan to Redskins

Kevin Hogan. Photo by Trask Smith/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9137372ax)

Cleveland Browns are almost done with overhauling their quarterback group. The team announced on Friday that they have traded QB Kevin Hogan to the Washington Redskins alongside their 2018 draft sixth-round pick (205th overall) in exchange for the Redskins’ 2018 draft sixth-round pick (188th overall). According to NFL Network, Hogan made a trade request to the organization last week.

The Redskins are hoping that Kevin Hogan can become a reliable backup for Alex Smith, whom they acquired from the Kansas City Chiefs. The team also has veteran QB Colt McCoy on the roster, but he is entering the final year of his contract.

Cleveland Browns previously traded away QBs Cody Kessler to the Jacksonville Jaguars and DeShone Kizer to the Green Bay Packers. The team acquired Tyrod Taylor from the Buffalo Bills and signed free agent Drew Stanton as their replacements. It is expected that the Browns will also take a young prospect in this year’s draft, given that they own 1st and 4th overall pick. So far the USC’s Sam Darnold and Wyoming’s Josh Allen are the most likely options.

Kevin Hogan was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round of 2016 NFL Draft but ended up being released in September 2016 before making a single appearance. The Browns signed him for their practice squad shortly after, and eventually promoted him to the active squad. He was featured in four games and ended up the season with 104 passing yards alongside 105 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown. In 2017 season, he played in five games (one as a starter) and had 517 passing yards to go with four touchdowns.

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