https://nflcommunications.com/Pages/NFL ... Clubs.aspx
Here you go, here's a list of players of players that qualify for the compensatory formula released by the NFL. NEW ENGLAND
Lost: Hicks, Akiem; Wilson, Tavon
Gained: McClellin, Shea
You'll notice that none of the players listed under "gained" are Chris Hogan. You'll also notice the list looks remarkably like the loss/gain I listed earlier because I actually know what I'm talking about.
C'mon, man, I'm trying to help you out here. Your entire gimmick is that you pretend to be more knowledgeable than the average fan. Just take your loss here and store your new information to use against someone else in the future when you're trying to act like an expert. I'll be charitable and not link back to this when you do.
You can keep dismissing the information for whatever reason you'd like but the end result is that Hogan didn't count in the formula. The Bills could have received compensation for him by giving him a 2nd or 1st round tender but to save money, did not do so and opened themselves up to having him signed away with no compensation if they didn't match the contract.