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.
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.
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.
Hughes (foot) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
Hughes couldn't practice Wednesday, but he's now shed any concerns about his Week 9 availability. Barring any setbacks, Hughes is set to draw his usual start at defensive end against Seattle on Sunday.
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.
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.
Hughes (foot) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Hughes upgraded to a full practice session Friday, so it looks like he's trending in the right direction for Sunday's contest despite officially being questionable. As long as he's cleared for action, Hughes stands to handle his usual starting role at defensive end.
Hughes (foot) was able to practice on a limited basis Thursday after missing Wednesday's session, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
It sounds like Hughes is trending in the right direction for Sunday's game against the Patriots following a monster Week 7 performance, and a minimum of limited participation in Friday's final practice session will put him in good shape to play.
Hughes sat out practice Wednesday due to a foot injury, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
Hughes completed a huge game in Sunday's win over the Jets and earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts, so perhaps coach Sean McDermott is just taking it easy on his veteran. We'll find out more when the team hits the practice field again Thursday.
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.
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.
Hughes was limited in Thursday's practice due to a calf injury, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
Hughes wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, a hint that he may have nicked up his calf during practice. The veteran defensive end handled 68 percent of Buffalo's defensive snaps Week 1 versus the Jets, notching two tackles. He stands to play a similar role against the Dolphins on Sunday, provided he's able to avoid any injury setbacks.
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.
Hughes (wrist) had groin surgery Thursday, Bradley Gelber of USA Today reports.
Hughes had wrist surgery Jan. 20 to repair torn ligaments that he played with for much of the 2019 season. He started all 16 games for Buffalo, but the pair of injuries may have played a role in limiting the 31-year-old defensive end to his second-lowest sack total (4.5) in the past seven years, along with his worst numbers since 2011 for tackles (23) and QB hits (nine). Hughes is entering the first season of a two-year, $21.5 million extension in 2020, presumably returning as the Bills' starter at right defensive end. He'll have five months to recover before the start of training camp in late July.
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.
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.
Hughes had three sacks and four total tackles during Saturday's playoff loss to the Texans.
The Bills have had a lot of great defensive linemen in their history, but Hughes is the first to have three sacks in a postseason game. Unfortunately, just like past members of his Bills fraternity, Hughes and his current mates came up just short in painstaking fashion. He has one year left on a two-year, $23 million contract he signed earlier this year, and, given that the Bills have tons of cap room, it's likely they'll keep the veteran pass rusher around for another season, one that should continue to feature an excellent Buffalo defense.
Hughes (groin) does not carry an injury tag for Sunday's tilt against the Broncos.
Hughes practiced in full Friday after having logged back-to-back absences to begin the week. The starting defensive end appears fully recovered from his groin injury, putting him on track to handle his usual workload against Denver on Sunday.
Hughes (groin) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.
Hughes was able to battle through this groin issue during this past Sunday's win against Miami, so the Bills hope their starting defensive end is on a similar trajectory. Still, the veteran figures to carry an injury tag of some sort into this Sunday's matchup against the Broncos. It's perhaps worth noting Hughes hasn't missed a game since the 2011 season.
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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|Sun 09/20||@ MIA||W 31-28||1||0||1||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 09/27||vs LAR||W 35-32||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/04||@ LV||W 30-23||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Tue 10/13||@ TEN||L 16-42||0||2||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/25||@ NYJ||W 18-10||5||1||6||2||1||1||1||0|
|Sun 11/01||vs NE||W 24-21||2||1||3||1||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/08||vs SEA||W 44-34||1||0||1||1||0||0||1||0|
|Sun 11/15||@ ARI||L 30-32||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 11/29||vs LAC||W 27-17||1||3||4||0.5||0||0||0||0|
|Mon 12/07||@ SF||W 34-24||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/13||vs PIT||W 26-15||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sat 12/19||@ DEN||W 48-19||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Mon 12/28||@ NE||W 38-9||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 01/03||@ BUF||L 26-56||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sat 01/09||vs IND||W 27-24||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sat 01/16||vs BAL||W 17-3||2||1||3||2||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 01/24||@ KC||L 24-38||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0|
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