BOSTON (CBS) – Former Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan, as you may have heard during a game broadcast or two, is a former lacrosse player. Now, he’s looking for a potential return to the NFL.

According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the New Orleans Saints are hosting Hogan for a workout on Monday after news that star wide receiver Michael Thomas had surgery and is expected to miss time.

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Hogan played three seasons for the Patriots and was most recently a member of the New York Jets, appearing in five games last season.

This summer, Hogan played in the Premier Lacrosse League. Hogan played collegiate lacrosse at Penn State.

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For his NFL career, Hogan has 2,795 receiving yards in 100 games. He won two Super Bowl rings with the Patriots.

UPDATE: Hogan must have impressed the Saints on his workout, as Garafolo reported that the team signed the receiver.

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The Saints’ first training camp session will be held on Friday.

CBSBoston.com Staff