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  Titans | Derek Hagan likely third WR    Tue Dec 2, 05:52 PM

Tennessee Titans WR Derek Hagan is likely to join WRs Kendall Wright and Nate Washington as one of the top-three receivers now that WR Justin Hunter (spleen) is done for the year, starting in Week 14 against the New York Giants. Hagan had been working on special teams and as the team's fourth wideout. He played 32 snaps on offense and caught two passes for 39 yards in Week 13. WR Kris Durham is a young alternative, but the team isn't very high on him, he's not fast, and he's been inactive for 10 games. In the two games Durham was active, he didn't even play a single snap.

Footballguys view: We've got to give it up to Hagan. He's bounced around the league for years despite not being the most gifted player. He's fast and runs clean routes, but Hagan has difficulty with concentration at times. There's no fantasy value to be had here, even in dynasty leagues.

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  Titans | Derek Hagan has impressive offseason    Tue Jul 8, 04:04 PM

Tennessee Titans WR Derek Hagan has had an impressive offseason, and could be in the running for a roster spot if he continues to impress in training camp. 'It is wide open, and that is what this coaching staff has been telling me,' Hagan said. 'When your number is called, do your job the right way, and that is what I have been known to do, and that is why I have been able to last in this league for so long.

Footballguys view: Hagan has the physical attributes the NFL loves in a wide receiver, but his hands have been too inconsistent to lock down a long-term job anywhere during his career. He won't have any prospective fantasy value even if he makes the team, but it could be at the expense of Brian Robiskie, another once highly touted receiver trying to revive his career.

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  Titans | One signed, one cut    Tue Jun 17, 10:39 AM

The Tennessee Titans signed free-agent WR Derek Hagan (Buccaneers) to an undisclosed deal. WR Lamont Bryant was waived.

Footballguys view: Hagan was once considered a starting quality WR prospect, but inconsistent hands did in the otherwise talented receiver. The Titans are far from settled in the 4 and 5 spots on the WR depth chart, so Hagan could revive his career with a great summer.

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  Chargers | Receivers work out    Tue Oct 1, 10:06 AM

The San Diego Chargers worked out free-agent WRs David Nelson (Browns), Austin Collie (Colts), Lavelle Hawkins (49ers), Derek Hagan (Buccaneers) and Matt Willis (Lions).

Footballguys view: There's no word on if any of these guys will be signed by the Chargers. They may just be updating their emergency list at the WR position. Willis does have experience with Mike McCoy dating back to their time together with the Denver Broncos.

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  Buccaneers | Six players let go    Mon Aug 26, 04:29 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have waived WR Carlton Mitchell, WR Chris Owusu and DE Markus White. The team also released FB Spencer Larsen, WR Derek Hagan and SS Troy Nolan.

Footballguys view: Mitchell was an intriguing prospect in super deep dynasty leagues years ago. Now that he's been cut again his time in the pros may be drawing to a close.

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  Buccaneers | Sign Derek Hagan    Thu Jun 13, 02:33 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed WR Derek Hagan (Raiders) Thursday, June 13. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Hagan is a solid veteran receiver but his fantasy stock (even in super deep dynasty leagues) is virtually non-existent. His roster spot isn't guaranteed and he'll fight for a depth position on the team in training camp.

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  Raiders | Did not work out Derek Hagan    Fri May 31, 10:08 AM

Free-agent WR Derek Hagan (Raiders) said he did not work out for the Oakland Raiders even though it was reported that he did.

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  Jets | Tried out Derek Hagan    Thu May 30, 06:40 PM

The New York Jets hosted free-agent WR Derek Hagan (Raiders) this week.

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  Raiders | WRs hurt by injury to QB    Sun Dec 23, 08:51 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey led the team in receiving in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers, and he had just two grabs for 31 yards. The passing game struggled once QB Carson Palmer (ribs) went down early in the game and was replaced by QB Matt Leinart. WR Derek Hagan had one grab for 19 yards, WR Rod Streater had two snares for 16 yards and WR Denarius Moore was limited to three catches for 12 yards.

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  Raiders | Week 15 Inactives    Sun Dec 16, 02:59 PM

The Oakland Raiders have declared WR Derek Hagan, DL Jack Crawford, RB Jeremy Stewart, OG Lucas Nix, DL Richard Seymour, LB Rolando McClain, OT Willie Smith inactive for Week 15.

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  Raiders | Week 14 Inactives    Thu Dec 6, 07:05 PM

The Oakland Raiders have declared WR Derek Hagan, DL Jack Crawford, RB Jamize Olawale, RB Jeremy Stewart, OG Lucas Nix, DL Richard Seymour, OT Willie Smith inactive for Week 14.

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  Raiders | Rod Streater, Derek Hagan could see lots of time    Sat Nov 17, 08:10 AM

Oakland Raiders WRs Rod Streater and Derek Hagan will likely play a lot in Week 11 if WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (hamstring) is unable to go.

Footballguys view: Streater is an interesting rookie to keep an eye on here. He has good downfield speed and can make difficult catches down the sideline. It's a great matchup against the Saints and with an expanded role we see Streater as a 'what the heck' flex in deeper leagues.

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  Raiders | Derek Hagan starts, does little    Sun Sep 30, 10:46 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Derek Hagan made the start in Week 4 against the Denver Broncos with WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (concussion, neck) inactive, but Hagan posted just two grabs for 18 yards.

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  Raiders | Derek Hagan likely to start in Week 4    Sat Sep 29, 09:14 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Derek Hagan is likely to get the start in Week 4 against the Denver Broncos with WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (concussion, neck) ruled out.

Footballguys view: Hagan is a solid possession receiver who could see a lot of action this year with the number of injuries in the Raiders wide receiver corps.

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  Raiders | Carson Palmer key to Week 3 win     Wed Sep 26, 08:54 AM

Oakland Raiders WR Derek Hagan said the Pittsburgh Steelers defense in Week 3 was predictable, and he credited QB Carson Palmer for picking the scheme apart. 'They pretty much did the same thing that they did six, seven years ago when he was playing with Cincinnati,' Hagan said of Palmer. 'Obviously, they've got a legendary D-coordinator over there. He's been running certain things that other teams have seen, that we've seen. We knew their tendencies and we were able to hit them with some big plays when it really counted.'

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  Raiders | Denarius Moore is best of team's WRs in Week 2    Sun Sep 16, 11:30 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Denarius Moore (hamstring) made his season debut in Week 2 against the Miami Dolphins. He led all of the team's wideouts with 67 yards on three receptions. WR Darrius Heyward-Bey was second at the position with four catches for 41 yards, and WR Rod Streater managed two catches for 19 yards. WR Derek Hagan was also on the stat sheet with one snare for 10 yards, but neither of the wideouts found the end zone.

Footballguys view: Moore left with cramps, at least we hope the Raiders were being truthful about the reason that he left. With no other receiver earning a lot of targets via strong play, Moore could level off at an upside WR3 play this year with Carson Palmer - if he can stay healthy.

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  Raiders | Derek Hagan, Darrius Heyward-Bey lead wideouts    Tue Sep 11, 01:54 AM

Oakland Raiders WR Derek Hagan had four receptions for 44 yards, while WR Darrius Heyward-Bey had three grabs for 43 yards in Week 1 against the San Diego Chargers. The two were the top two wide receivers in yardage with WRs Jacoby Ford (foot) and Denarius Moore (hamstring) inactive.

Footballguys view: Heyward-Bey continued to be inconsistent and didn't show up big against the Chargers coverage. Hagan is an effective underneath receiver but offers little after the catch.

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  Raiders | Have signed Derek Hagan     Thu Sep 6, 12:44 PM

The Oakland Raiders announced Thursday, Sept. 6, that they have signed free-agent WR Derek Hagan (Bills). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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  Raiders | Derek Hagan re-signed    Wed Sep 5, 11:51 PM

Free-agent WR Derek Hagan posted on his official Twitter page Wednesday, Sept. 5, that he has re-signed with the Oakland Raiders.

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  Jets | Derek Hagan works out    Wed Sep 5, 12:06 AM

The New York Jets worked out free-agent WR Derek Hagan (Raiders) Tuesday, Sept. 4, according to a source.

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  Bills | Four WRs cut    Fri Aug 31, 07:00 PM

The Buffalo Bills have released WRs Kamar Aiken, Derek Hagan, Ruvell Martin and Naaman Roosevelt.

Footballguys view: Hagan was considered a candidate for the team's #2 wide receiver job at one point, but he lost out to Donald Jones. Since Brad Smith, TJ Graham, and David Nelson all provide value in other ways, Hagan was doomed to be released when Jones won the job.

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  Bills | Derek Hagan finishes practice after injury    Sun Aug 12, 09:18 PM

Buffalo Bills WR Derek Hagan (knee) suffered an apparent laceration to his right knee in practice Sunday, Aug. 12. He left practice, was tended to by the training staff, and he then returned with a wrap. After a few reps, he had a noticeable blood stain on the wrap, but he was able to finish practice.

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  Bills | Derek Hagan continues to draw praise     Thu Aug 2, 05:48 PM

Buffalo Bills WR Derek Hagan continues to draw praise from head coach Chan Gailey. 'He's working his tail off and pushing to be a big part of this offense,' Gailey said Thursday, Aug. 2.

Footballguys view: Hagan could do more to make it so there is no wide receiver worth rostering other than Stevie Johnson than he can to make himself a fantasy relevant player. Great for his career, but muddying the waters of the Bills receiving corps from a fantasy perspective.

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  Bills | Derek Hagan having good camp     Wed Aug 1, 09:41 AM

Buffalo Bills WR Derek Hagan has stood out in training camp. He is competing with WR T.J. Graham for the team's No. 2 receiver spot. Graham is also having a good camp to date.

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  Bills | Derek Hagan trying to impress    Tue Jul 31, 10:48 PM

Buffalo Bills WR Derek Hagan had a strong performance in practice Tuesday, July 31. He is one of several players vying for the No. 2 wide receiver job opposite WR Stevie Johnson.

Footballguys view: Hagan is steady, but not spectacular, as long as his hands are reliable. He should make the team and see time in three and four-wide sets, but he's just a role player.

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  Bills | Three expected to be in contention for No. 2 WR job    Sat Jun 16, 12:21 PM

Buffalo Bills WR Donald Jones, Marcus Easley and Derek Hagan are expected to be the main candidates for the No. 2 wide receiver job during training camp.

Footballguys view: Easley is the most talented WR in this group, but injuries have prevented him from playing up to his potential in his pro career. However, at this time it sounds like Jones is pulling ahead slightly in the competition.

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  Bills | WR Hagan working with starters in OTAs    Tue May 29, 06:46 PM

Mark Gaughan, from the Buffalo News, reports Bills WR Derek Hagan is working with the first-team while Stevie Johnson recovers from offseason groin surgery.

Footballguys view: Hagan started opposite Donald Jones as the Bills first-team offense put in their work. David Nelson is working as the team's slot WR, and deep dynasty league owners shouldn't forget about Marcus Easley. Injuries have kept him from playing up to his potential, but he's arguably the most athletically talented out of the Bills WR behind Johnson.

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  Bills | Derek Hagan re-signed     Mon Mar 19, 11:09 AM

The Buffalo Bills announced Monday, March 19, they have re-signed free-agent WR Derek Hagan. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Hagan was with the Bills last year and is nothing more than veteran depth. He'll play as the team's fourth or fifth WR.

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  Bills | Likely will show interest in bringing back Derek Hagan    Wed Jan 4, 11:28 AM

Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said the team is interested in re-signing impending free-agent WR Derek Hagan and allowing him to compete for a roster spot during training camp.

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  Bills | Derek Hagan expected to have increased role    Thu Dec 29, 10:28 PM

Buffalo Bills WR Derek Hagan is expected to receive more playing time in Week 17 because of the injury to WR Brad Smith (hamstring).

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  Bills | Derek Hagan expected to be active in Week 14    Sat Dec 10, 09:06 PM

Buffalo Bills WR Derek Hagan is expected to be active in Week 14 against the San Diego Chargers, and he is ready to have a role in the offense down the stretch. 'I'm ready to go and I should be going this week against San Diego,' Hagan said.

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  Bills | Week 13 Inactives    Sun Dec 4, 11:42 AM

The Buffalo Bills have declared LB Antonio Coleman, WR Derek Hagan, SS George Wilson, WR Kamar Aiken, DL Kyle Moore, PK Rian Lindell, OT Sam Young inactive for Week 13.

Footballguys view: Rookie Da'Norris Searcy gets another start, which should encourage you to play Jared Cook.

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  Bills | Week 12 Inactives    Sun Nov 27, 11:47 AM

The Buffalo Bills have declared OT Demetrius Bell, WR Derek Hagan, SS George Wilson, DL Kyle Moore, WR Naaman Roosevelt, PK Rian Lindell, DL Torell Troup inactive for Week 12.

Footballguys view: CJ Spiller starts at RB this week, but except Johnny White and Tashard Choice to also get looks out of the backfield.

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  Bills | Derek Hagan not expected to be active    Sat Nov 26, 11:51 AM

Buffalo Bills WR Derek Hagan is not expected to be active for Week 12 because he is trying to get familiar with the offensive playbook.

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  Bills | Two put on IR    Tue Nov 22, 05:04 PM

The Buffalo Bills placed CB Terrence McGee (knee) and WR Donald Jones (ankle) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Nov. 22, ending their seasons. In corresponding moves, the Bills promoted WR Kamar Aiken from the practice squad and signed free-agent WR Derek Hagan (Raiders). Free-agent CB Prince Miller (Colts) and OG Keith Williams (Bills) were signed to the practice squad.

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  Lions | Derek Hagan works out     Wed Nov 9, 08:59 AM

The Detroit Lions worked out free-agent WR Derek Hagan (Raiders), according to a league source.

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  Raiders | Derek Hagan likely out    Wed Nov 2, 03:58 PM

The Oakland Raiders are likely to release WR Derek Hagan to make room on the roster for WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh. Hagan was not at practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

Footballguys view: Houshmandzadeh has good chemistry with QB Carson Palmer from their days together in Cincinnati. We're not expecting much from the veteran WR in his first game with the Raiders.

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  Raiders | Derek Hagan, others plan to work with Carson Palmer    Mon Oct 24, 09:47 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Derek Hagan said Monday, Oct. 24, that he and other receivers intend to get in extra time with QB Carson Palmer on off days during the bye week. 'Everybody wants to go home, but you definitely want to get this thing right with Carson,' WR Jacoby Ford said.

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  Raiders | Darrius Heyward-Bey nearly non-existent    Sun Sep 25, 08:43 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (knee) had just one catch for five yards in Week 3 against the New York Jets. Fellow WRs Chaz Schilens had four receptions for 31 yards, while Derek Hagan checked in with one catch for 13 yards.

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  Raiders | Derek Hagan will have to earn playing time     Sat Sep 17, 10:12 AM

Despite leading the team in receiving yardage during the preseason, Oakland Raiders WR Derek Hagan was inactive for Week 1. Head coach Hue Jackson said Hagan will have to earn playing time. 'What he did in the preseason gave him an opportunity to be on this football team,' Jackson said. 'It did not make him the starting receiver on this football team. So, let's make sure we understand where I was with Hagan ... Performance is what matters, and that's what got him on the team. That's where it starts first. Then, he has to continue to perform and beat some of these guys out and then he'll play.'

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  Raiders | Week 1 Inactives    Mon Sep 12, 09:15 PM

The Oakland Raiders have declared OG Bruce Campbell, LB Bruce Davis, TE David Ausberry, WR Derek Hagan, TE Kevin Boss, WR Louis Murphy, SS Michael Mitchell inactive for Week 1.

Footballguys view: Hagan had a strong camp and preseason, but it wasn't enough to get active ahead of Darrius Heyward-Bey.

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  Raiders | Derek Hagan not even listed on depth chart    Fri Sep 9, 10:07 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Derek Hagan might be the most experienced receiver among the team's wideout corps, but he isn't even listed on the team's unofficial depth chart. 'I pretty much think that no one knows,' Hagan said. 'Once we get things going, we'll figure out what we're going to do.'

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  Raiders | Jacoby Ford, Derek Hagan work with first team    Thu Sep 8, 11:41 PM

Oakland Raiders WRs Jacoby Ford and Derek Hagan were the wide receivers with the first-team offense at practice Thursday, Sept. 8.

Footballguys view: Hagan wasn't even a sure thing to make the team a month ago, but a strong preseason has vaulted him to the top of the depth chart. There's still not much there for fantasy leagues, but the situation is worth watching if only to see how soon Denarius Moore will get his shot.

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  Raiders | Derek Hagan returns to practice    Thu Sep 8, 12:24 AM

Oakland Raiders WR Derek Hagan (undisclosed) was able to return to practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

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  Raiders | Derek Hagan expects to practice this week     Tue Sep 6, 12:57 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Derek Hagan (undisclosed) did not practice Monday, Sept. 5. Hagan said his injury is minor and that he will return to practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

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  Raiders | Starting WRs not yet named     Tue Sep 6, 09:36 AM

Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson is not yet ready to name his starting wide receivers for Week 1. Based on performance in practice and preseason games, it appears clear that rookie WR Denarius Moore and WR Derek Hagan deserve to start. Jackson did add it is imperative to find ways to get Moore the football. 'Let him catch balls,' Jackson said. 'That's what he does. He catches footballs. Put him in position to make plays. That's what you do. You take all this talent that we have. You got to take all these guys and give them opportunities to make plays in games. And he's done it, and he's one of the guys that knows how, so we'll give him opportunities to do so.'

Footballguys view: Moore was an exciting late-round pick to gamble on in fantasy leagues, and he could start off the season in the starting lineup. We're not expecting the Raiders passing game to light up the league, but Moore makes for a decent WR4 or flex option in deeper leagues.

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  Raiders | Derek Hagan states final case for spot    Sat Sep 3, 01:53 AM

Oakland Raiders WR Derek Hagan had two receptions for 29 yards in the final preseason game Friday, Sept. 2, against the Seattle Seahawks.

Footballguys view: Hagan is very gifted physically but has struggled with drops and inconsistency during his entire pro career. He's had a good preseason and it might just be enough for him to make the final cut.

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  Raiders | Derek Hagan makes statement    Mon Aug 29, 01:10 AM

Oakland Raiders WR Derek Hagan had six receptions for 121 yards and a touchdown in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 28, against the New Orleans Saints. 'The young man can play,' head coach Hue Jackson said. 'He's proven that, week in and week out. He's a veteran player. He works at it.'

Footballguys view: Hagan isn't going away quietly and could have made the final roster with this performance.

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  Raiders | Derek Hagan, Chad Jackson showing well    Thu Aug 11, 01:45 AM

Oakland Raiders WR Derek Hagan and Chad Jackson, signed last week, are making the wide receiver competition interesting with their play in practice, although the favorites to be the top six wideouts remains WRs Jacoby Ford (arm), Darrius Heyward-Bey, Nick Miller (undisclosed), Denarius Moore, Louis Murphy (undisclosed) and Chaz Schilens.

Footballguys view: Many aren't expecting much from either Hagan or Jackson. They've both failed to live up to expectations during their pro career but could have a shot to make the final roster in Oakland if they have a strong preseason.

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  Raiders | Derek Hagan signed    Sat Aug 6, 09:37 PM

The Oakland Raiders signed free-agent WR Derek Hagan (Giants) Saturday, Aug. 6.

Footballguys view: Hagan has developed as a route runner during his pro career, but still has inconsistent hands.

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