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Bills Bubble Watch: Chris Hogan

(Continuing a monthlong series analyzing players who are on the roster bubble and where they potentially fit in 2014.)

Name: Chris Hogan

Position: Wide receiver

Age: 25

2013 stats: 16 games, 10 receptions, 83 yards

Chance of making 53-man roster: 60 percent

Why he should make it: When the top of the Bills' depth chart at receiver was affected by injuries during organized team activities this spring, it was Hogan who got the call with the first team. Hogan showed an ability to get open as a slot receiver and continued to see action with the top unit into mandatory minicamp. Last season, he did what bottom-of-the-roster players need to do: contribute on special teams. He finished third on the team with nine special teams tackles. While he isn't likely to crack the group of top receivers, he makes for an ideal fifth or sixth receiver.

Why he shouldn't make it: The Bills have no shortage of talent at receiver. They have drafted four receivers in the past three drafts and added another, Mike Williams, via a trade this offseason. That stacks the odds against Hogan making the team. His top competition for making the 53-man roster will be T.J. Graham, who possesses superior speed and overall athletic ability. Hogan was healthy this spring while Graham was recovering from surgery, but Graham is expected to return for the start of training camp and will be very much in the mix. Hogan could simply lose out on a numbers game. He's not practice-squad eligible.

Closest competition: Graham, Marcus Easley, Kevin Elliott