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Browns trade QB Kevin Hogan to Washington, move up 17 spots in 6th round

Kevin Hogan got his wish.

The Browns got a little something back.

And the transition of the quarterback room is nearly complete.

Hogan, who made one start in two years, was traded to Washington on Friday along with a sixth-round pick (No. 205 overall). The Browns received a sixth-rounder (No. 188).


So Hogan was worth 17 spots at the bottom of the draft.

Hogan requested permission to seek a trade earlier in the week and the Browns granted it. His future with the team was uncertain at best.

The Browns traded for veteran Tyrod Taylor to be the starter, signed veteran Drew Stanton as the backup and are expected to draft a quarterback with the No. 1 pick April 26.

General manager John Dorsey, who was hired in December, has traded all three quarterbacks he inherited from the team that went 0-16.

He sent starter DeShone Kizer to Green Bay in exchange for defensive back Damarious Randall, and the teams swapped picks in the fourth and fifth rounds.

Dorsey then sent Cody Kessler to Jacksonville for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2019.

Hogan looked outclassed in his start last season, going 20-for-37 for 140 yards, a touchdown, three interceptions and a 38.1 rating in a loss to Houston.

He was better in three games off the bench, finishing the year with a 61.3 completion percentage, 517 yards, four touchdowns, five interceptions and a 71.9 rating.

Hogan (6-foot-3, 218 pounds) was a fifth-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs out of Stanford in 2016 and was waived before the season. The Browns signed him to the practice squad, then promoted him to the active roster after a string of quarterback injuries.

He played in four games as a rookie, including rushing for 104 yards and a touchdown in a loss at Cincinnati. The rushing total is second all time for a Browns quarterback.

The No. 205 pick included in the Hogan deal was acquired when the Browns traded cornerback Jason McCourty to the Patriots on March 15 after originally planning to cut him.

Browns writer for The Chronicle-Telegram and The Medina Gazette. Proud graduate of Northwestern University. Husband and stepdad. Avid golfer who needs to hit the range to get down to a single-digit handicap. Right about Johnny Manziel, wrong about Brandon Weeden. Contact Scott at 440-329-7253, or email and follow him on and Twitter.


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