While the Bills did not disclose terms of the deal, the Buffalo News said Hughes, 26, got a five-year deal worth $45 million, including $22 million guaranteed. Hughes was hotly coveted on the open market and his signing is another significant move for a team that's already traded for running back LeSean McCoy and quarterback Matt Cassel.
The Bills have an offer on the table worth more than $8.5 million per year, which could be enough to keep him in Buffalo.
Despite multiple suitors, the
Hughes has been coveted by the Jaguars and Giants, but the Bills are hoping to retain his services. In 2014, Hughes generated 54 tackles and 10 sacks.
The Giants franchised defensive end Jasson Pierre-Paul but appear ready to add more talent to the defensive line once free agency opens Tuesday. The team has also been connected to
The Giants have also expressed interest in safety Devin McCourty but expect him to be tough to sign.
Buffalo has been working on signing Hughes to a new, long term deal for the past month. The veteran linebacker racked up 10 sacks and totaled 54 tackles in all 16 games in 2014 for the Bills.
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