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Buffalo Bills free agency 2016: Chris Hogan to New England Patriots

The Buffalo Bills declined their right of first refusal on RFA WR Chris Hogan, who is now a member of the New England Patriots on a reported three-year, $12 million deal.

Just hours after restricted free agent wide receiver Chris Hogan signed a three-year, $12 million offer sheet with the New England Patriots, the Buffalo Bills declined to match the offer. Hogan is now a Patriots wide receiver.

Hogan becomes the sixth 2015 Bills player to sign with another team this offseason, joining defensive end Mario Williams (Miami), defensive tackle Stefan Charles (Detroit), linebacker Nigel Bradham (Philadelphia), cornerback Leodis McKelvin (Philadelphia), and cornerback Ron Brooks (Philadelphia).

The Bills have less than $5 million in cap space at the moment - some of which needs to be allocated for rookies - and it was never likely at all that they'd match the Patriots' significant offer for their third-slash-fourth receiver of the past two seasons. Still, they evidently scored some points with Hogan's agent, Blake Baratz, for not dragging their feet with their right of first refusal.

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