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  • Texans' Jerry Hughes: Signed by Houston

    The Texans signed Hughes on Tuesday, NFL reporter Jordan Schultz reports. Hughes has missed only one game since 2011, but his production has dropped in recent years. Regardless, the veteran should still garner a solid role with the Texans in 2022.
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  • Bills' Jerry Hughes: Will he finish career in Buffalo?

    GM Brandon Beane said this week that while he expects Hughes -- an unrestricted free agent -- to explore the market, he's very open to having the veteran return to the team, the Bills' official site reports. Hughes will be 34 by the time next season rolls around and he's clearly not the player he was at his peak, but the Bills use such a heavy rotational system that he can still contribute on a part-time basis. And his locker room presence for what was the league's best defense in 2021 is off the charts. The Bills are up against it with the salary cap, so if another team comes waving a good deal with more money, the team that's enjoyed his services for nine seasons may have to say goodbye. But that may not be sure bet after Hughes posted just 2.0 sacks and 18 total tackles in 2021.
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  • Bills' Jerry Hughes: Ready for Week 15

    Coach Sean McDermott said Friday on WGR 550 Radio that Hughes (foot) is expected to practice fully Friday and play Sunday against the Panthers, Chris Jenkins of the Bills' official site reports. Hughes almost never misses any action, and even though he's slowed down in his age-32 season (he has just 1.5 sacks to date), he'll be part of the plan to help the Bills try to snap a two-game losing streak and remain in the playoff chase.
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  • Bills' Jerry Hughes: Moves to NFI list

    The Bills placed Hughes on the non-football injury list Wednesday due to a calf strain, Maddy Glab of the Bills' official site reports. Hughes will miss at least the early days of training camp while working his way back to full health. The veteran defensive end recorded 29 tackles (19 solo) and 4.5 sacks across 15 games last season, with his only absence coming for rest purposes in advance of the playoffs. Hughes hasn't missed a regular-season game due to injury since 2011.
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  • Bills' Jerry Hughes: Sitting out Sunday

    Hughes (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Dolphins. Hughes is being rested for the season finale, as the Bills have locked up home-field advantage for the first round of playfofs. The veteran defensive end will finish the 2020 regular season with 29 tackles (19 solo), 4.5 sacks, three pass breakups and a pick-six. Mario Addison is also a healthy scratch. Trent Murphy and A.J. Epenesa are slated for increased roles Sunday.
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  • Bills' Jerry Hughes: Logs full practice

    Hughes was listed as a full participant on Thursday's estimated practice report. Hughes worked in a limited fashion Wednesday, but that was likely just to allow more recovery time. The projected full practice should leave his status in little doubt for Sunday, and he'll be ready to take on the Chargers in the Week 12 showdown.
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  • Bills' Jerry Hughes: Limited for first official session

    Hughes (back) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday. Hughes almost never misses time and the Bills tend to go easy on their veterans in Wednesday sessions, so there's little concern about his status for Sunday. Hughes isn't the same player he used to be -- he's been in the league since 2010 -- but he does have 4.0 sacks over his last four games, and if he can crank up the motor once again Sunday, it will go a long way toward slowing down the Justin Herbert Express.
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  • Bills' Jerry Hughes: Misses Wednesday's practice

    Hughes (foot) didn't practice Wednesday. Hughes has been playing through this injury, so it's no surprise that the team is managing the veteran defensive end's practice reps. Considering Hughes hasn't missed a game since 2011, he's likely to suit up Sunday against the Seahawks despite the lack of practice participation.
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  • Bills' Jerry Hughes: Suiting up against Patriots

    Hughes (foot) is active for Sunday's game versus the Patriots. Hughes will avoid missing his first game since the 2011 season, and he'll start at defensive end in Sunday's divisional clash. The 32-year-old failed to record a sack through the first six games of the year, but he notched two against the Jets last week and will look to build on that effort against Cam Newton, who has been sacked on 7.1 percent of dropbacks this year.
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  • Bills' Jerry Hughes: Best game of 2020

    Hughes had his biggest game of the season in Sunday's win against the Jets, with six tackles, 2.0 sacks, one pass defensed, one forced fumble and the first interception of his pro career. That's an Aaron Donald type IDP line and a glimpse at the things Hughes used to do in previous seasons. Unfortunately, those are far and few between these days, as it took a fired-up Bills defense and a lousy opponent to see Hughes get his first sacks of the season. Even as a starter, Hughes is in a strict rotation -- he's seen between 59 and 68 percent of the defensive snaps in every single game this season -- so it's hard to count on IDP production even though he still has the skills and the motor to get to the quarterback on occasion.
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  • Bills' Jerry Hughes: Good to go Sunday

    Hughes (calf) was a full participant in Friday's practice and will play Sunday versus the Dolphins, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. Hughes was limited during Thursday's practice, but it was likely precautionary, so there shouldn't be much concern about his ability to log a full workload in Sunday's divisional matchup. The veteran defensive end played 68 percent of the defensive snaps in Week 1 and recorded two solo tackles and a fumble recovery.
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  • Bills' Jerry Hughes: All clear from injury

    Hughes suited up in Wednesday's practice and is fully healthy after he underwent offseason groin surgery, Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News reports. Hughes not only underwent groin surgery, but he also had wrist surgery this offseason to repair torn ligaments. Despite suiting up in all 16 games with 677 defensive snaps, the veteran saw his statistics decline in 2019, compiling just 23 tackles (14 solo) and 4.5 sacks. The 31-year-old is expected to start at one of the defensive end positions for the 2020 season; however, his playing time could take a bit of a hit after the team drafted A.J. Epenesa in the second round of the 2020 draft.
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  • Bills' Jerry Hughes: Gets surgery on wrist

    Hughes (wrist) is recovering from surgery, Bradley Gelber of The Bills Wire reports. Hughes played through torn wrist ligaments for much of the 2019 season, perhaps offering a partial explanation for his second-smallest sack total (4.5) in seven years with the Bills. The timing of the surgery should allow him to be ready for the start of training camp, entering the first season of a two-year extension he signed last May. Hughes will turn 32 in August but hasn't missed a game since 2011. Although the Bills could choose to cut him and gain some cap savings, the team hasn't given any indication that's in the plans just yet.
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  • Bills' Jerry Hughes: Cites torn ligaments in wrist

    Hughes stated Tuesday that he played the 2019 season with torn ligaments in his wrist, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports. Perhaps that explains Hughes' low sack total of 4.5, a number that should have been a lot higher on such a strong defense with good linemen playing around him. But Hughes has dropped off precipitously from back-to-back 10-sack seasons in 2013 and 2014, not bettering 7.0 sacks in the five seasons since. The Bills might also have some explaining to do to the league as to why Hughes' wrist injury never showed up on an injury report. Coach Sean McDermott said Tuesday that it hasn't been determined yet whether Hughes needs surgery.
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  • Bills' Jerry Hughes: Active Week 11

    Hughes (groin) is on the active roster Week 11 against Miami. Hughes was not a lock to suit up Sunday after missing Friday's practice, but it appears as if he'll give it a go, providing a boost to the Buffalo pass rush.
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  • Bills' Jerry Hughes: Sports non-contact jersey

    Hughes (wrist) is wearing a non-contact jersey at Tuesday's practice, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports. Hughes continues to practice on a limited basis due to a wrist injury. The veteran defensive end stands to operate as one of Buffalo's sack leaders when healthy, though a timetable for his recovery remains undisclosed.
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  • Bills' Jerry Hughes: Makes preseason start

    Hughes started and played 14 snaps in Friday's preseason game against the Panthers. Hughes appears over the ankle injury that kept him out of practice earlier in the month. He'll look to improve on the 37 tackles and seven sacks he registered in 2018.
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  • Bills' Jerry Hughes: Frustrating Week 13

    Hughes tallied just one tackle on 37 snaps in Sunday's loss to Miami. He was also involved in a post-game incident with one of the officials in the tunnel, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. It was a frustrating day for Hughes and the Bills, as the team was called for penalties all day long and the game ended with Buffalo falling just short on a near-miss desperation play. Hughes apparently felt the officials had too big a role in the outcome, and he may end up answering for his actions to the league this week.
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  • Bills' Jerry Hughes: Tallies sack Sunday

    Hughes recorded four tackles (two solo), including a sack, and a pass defensed in Sunday's win over the Jets. Hughes had gone three weeks without a sack after starting the season off strong. He's now up to 5.5 sacks on the year, putting him well on pace for his best season since 2014. He and the Bills will look to maintain momentum against the Jaguars in Week 11.
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  • Bills' Jerry Hughes: Forces one fumble in win

    Hughes recorded one solo tackle, a sack and a forced fumble during the 27-6 victory over the Vikings on Sunday. Hughes led the Buffalo defensive line in snap counts with 45 of 66 defensive snaps. The former Horned Frog sacked and stripped Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins in the first quarter to put the Bills' offense just outside the red zone. Besides the turnover, Hughes had a relatively quiet day in a game where the Bills' defense dominated.
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