Carolina has signed Chris Hogan to a one-year deal, but I don’t think anyone should be rushing to adjust their draft boards. I don’t think he’ll wind up playing much of a role.

The Panthers have DJ Moore and Curtis Samuel, and I think they’re comfortable with those guys as their starters. They’ve got Jarius Wright, and he’s got a lot of experience working with Norv Turner as a slot receivier. I think Wright will continue to be their third guy.

Hogan, I think, is just a depth pickup. If any of those other three receivers gets hurt, Hogan could potentially fill in. Hogan is a larger receiver, but he played some in the slot with the Bills way back when. The Panthers also have Torrey Smith, but I think Hogan is a little better than Smith.

Hogan has caught 34-38 passes in each of the last four seasons. But he’s 31, and the Patriots weren’t interested in re-signing him. Seems he’s at the point now where he won’t be a certainty to be on the 53-man roster when the season begins.

When we last saw Hogan, he was struggling in the Super Bowl. He didn’t catch any of the 6 passes thrown his way in that game. So for the postseason, Tom Brady went only 8 of 18 when passing to Hogan, for 58 yards. That works out to 3.2 yards per pass play – lowest of the 37 players who saw at least 8 targets in the playoffs this year.

Dontrelle Inman, oddly, finished in the No. 1 spot on that list, and he wasn’t even on a roster when the regular season started last year. But if I were running an NFL team, I would be more interested in signing Inman than Hogan.

POSTSEASON RECEIVING (yards per pass play)
Dontrelle Inman, Ind.8810813.5113.5
Julian Edelman, N.E.352638814.9011.1
Allen Robinson, Chi.131014314.3111.0
Sammy Watkins, K.C.161017617.6011.0
Brandin Cooks, LAR271929215.4010.8
Rob Gronkowski, N.E.191319114.7010.1
Amari Cooper, Dall.181317113.219.5
Tyrell Williams, LAC11710314.709.4
Keenan Allen, LAC12611218.719.3
Michael Gallup, Dall.15813717.119.1
Michael Thomas, N.O.231620712.919.0
Phillip Dorsett, N.E.857014.028.8
Travis Kelce, K.C.151013113.118.7
Alshon Jeffery, Phil.171114513.208.5
Keke Coutee, Hou.141111010.017.9
Ted Ginn, N.O.13610217.007.8
Alvin Kamara, N.O.17151318.707.7
Tyreek Hill, K.C.16911412.707.1
Chester Rogers, Ind.119768.406.9
T.Y. Hilton, Ind.21914516.116.9
Mike Williams, LAC16711015.706.9
Tyler Higbee, LAR86559.216.9
Zach Ertz, Phil.151010210.206.8
Josh Reynolds, LAR18812115.106.7
Damien Williams, K.C.1410919.126.5
Antonio Gates, LAC129768.416.3
Lamar Miller, Hou.108637.906.3
Robert Woods, LAR281717210.106.1
James White, N.E.27201517.605.6
Eric Ebron, Ind.158779.615.1
Ezekiel Elliott, Dall.106518.505.1
Golden Tate, Phil.137649.114.9
Nelson Agholor, Phil.94389.504.2
Taylor Gabriel, Chi.94379.304.1
DeAndre Hopkins, Hou.105377.403.7
Austin Ekeler, LAC97334.703.7
Chris Hogan, N.E.188587.303.2

—Ian Allan