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Bills tender offers to three exclusive-rights free agents, including Chris Hogan

The Buffalo Bills made sure they will have wide receiver Chris Hogan and defensive tackle Corbin Bryant back in the fold next season by tendering them contract offers Thursday.

Both Hogan and Bryant were exclusive-rights free agents -- players with less than three years of accrued NFL seasons. As exclusive-rights players, Hogan and Bryant are limited to either signing the contract offered to them by the Bills or leaving the NFL.

The Bills also tendered an offer to receiver Justin Brown, an ERFA who was claimed off waivers from the Pittsburgh Steelers on Feb. 3. Brown, 6-foot-3 and 209 pounds, played in eight games over two seasons for the Steelers with 12 catches for 94 yards.

Hogan is coming off a career season, with 41 catches for 426 yards and four touchdowns. He's played in all 32 games for the Bills over the past two seasons.

Bryant has appeared in 31 of 32 games over that time, and made 14 tackles, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a pass defensed as a reserve along the defensive line.

Kickoff specialist Jordan Gay, another ERFA, was not tendered an offer. If the Bills fail to do so by the 4 p.m. Tuesday deadline, Gay will become an unrestricted free agent.

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