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Broncos awarded QB Kevin Hogan off waivers, waive QB Paxton Lynch

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos added a new face to their quarterback room Sunday when they were awarded veteran quarterback Kevin Hogan off waivers.

The Broncos waived third-year quarterback Paxton Lynch in a corresponding roster move.

“Vance and I met with Paxton this morning and informed him that it’s best for everyone to make this move,” President of Football Operations/GM John Elway said in a statement. “We appreciate all of Paxton’s hard work as a Bronco, and we wish him well in the future.”

Hogan enters his third year in the NFL after being drafted by Kansas City in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

The Stanford product did not make the Chiefs’ roster, but he signed onto the Browns' practice squad and was elevated to the active roster during the 2016 season.

Hogan played in eight games and started one for the Browns from 2016-17.

In 2017, Hogan threw for 517 yards, four touchdowns and five interceptions in limited playing time. He compiled a 61.3 percent completion percentage and 71.9 quarterback rating.

Hogan was then traded to Washington this offseason before being waived on Saturday.

He joins Case Keenum and Chad Kelly in the Broncos’ quarterback room. The Broncos will release their Week 1 depth chart on Monday, which should help answer whether Hogan could serve as Keenum’s backup against the Seahawks on Sept. 9.

Hogan’s arrival, though, led the Broncos to part ways with Lynch. The former first-round draft pick started four games during his career and battled injuries in 2017.

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