Jerry Hughes
DL BUF (10)
1 month ago

Hughes (hamstring) practiced fully for the second straight day Friday and is not listed on the injury report for Saturday's game against the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes will play and continue his rotation with Lorenzo Alexander and Shaq Lawson for the two outside linebacker spots. With six sacks, Hughes would need two huge games to post his third career season of double-digit sacks.

Jerry Hughes
DL BUF (10)
1 month ago

Hughes (hamstring) was listed as a full participant in Thursday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes was limited in Wednesday's session due to a hamstring issue. However, his complete participation Thursday removes nearly all concern regarding his availability for Saturday's game against the Dolphins.

Jerry Hughes
DL BUF (10)
1 month ago

Hughes (hamstring) was listed as a limited participant for Wednesday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes' availability shouldn't be an issue for this week's game against the Dolphins, where he'll try to build off the sack he put up against the Browns in Week 15, one that followed a four-game sack-less streak. Hughes, who's now in a rotation with Lorenzo Alexander and rookie Shaq Lawson, saw action on 74 percent of the defensive snaps in Sunday's win over Cleveland.

Jerry Hughes
DL BUF (10)
1 month ago

Hughes is listed as a DNP for Thursday's practice session, but the team later clarified he was given a veteran's day off.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes' play count is trending downward as the Bills try to give rookie Shaq Lawson more and more responsibility. Hughes is expected to suit up Sunday, where he'll at least get a decent chance against the hapless Browns to log his first sack since Week 9.

Jerry Hughes
DL BUF (10)
1 month ago

While Hughes had five tackles during Sunday's loss to the Steelers, he only played 40 percent of the defensive snaps.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes, typically the Bills' best sack man not counting Lorenzo Alexander's emergence out of nowhere, is on a four-game dry streak, and people inside and outside the franchise are calling him out for below-par play this season. Coach Rex Ryan called rookie Shaq Lawson a starter last week, then seemed to backtrack once he realized that would mean Alexander or Lawson wasn't one. But Alexander had 54 defensive snaps to Hughes' 30 on Sunday, while Lawson logged 46. After posting 20 total sacks in his first two seasons with the Bills, Hughes sits at 10 in his two years under Rex Ryan.

Jerry Hughes
DL BUF (10)
2 months ago

Hughes (hand) will be active for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes practiced in limited fashion throughout the entire week, but was ultimately expected to play heading into the weekend. Lerentee McCray and Shaq Lawson could see additional reps at outside linebacker if Hughes suffers any kind of setback.

Jerry Hughes
DL BUF (10)
2 months ago

Hughes (hand) practiced on a limited basis for the third straight day Friday and has been listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Cincinnati.

EDGE Analysis

The Bills have five players listed as questionable for a game they can't afford to lose, while Hughes is fully expected to play. If the probable designation still existed, Hughes would likely have it. As it stands, Andy Dalton has been vulnerable to the sack lately -- he's already taken 28 for the season -- and Hughes stands a good chance of creating some disruptions in the Cincy backfield.

Jerry Hughes
DL BUF (10)
2 months ago

Hughes (hand) was limited at practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

This doesn't seem like a concern, as Hughes has been dealing with the hand issue for a while and continues to play -- and play well -- through it. The excitable vet is up to 5.0 sacks and 29 tackles on the season, and that pace might increase with Shaq Lawson now creating pressure and a healthier Marcell Dareus about to do the same. With the Bills' schedule easing up, Hughes makes for a nice IDP play the rest of the way.

Jerry Hughes
DL BUF (10)
2 months ago

Hughes totaled three tackles, a sack, and a blocked punt during Monday's loss to the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes was one of the few defensive players that made a difference for the Bills -- a positive difference, at least -- on a night when Russell Wilson and Jimmy Graham had their way on several drives. He's already equaled his 5.0 sack total of 2015, and should be able to keep up that pace if not exceed it as the Bills add on other attention-seekers like Shaq Lawson and Marcell Dareus for the last seven games.

Jerry Hughes
DL BUF (10)
2 months ago

The Bills have listed Hughes (hand) as active for Monday's game versus the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

Although he was limited in practice all week, Hughes will play Monday. Barring any setbacks, the veteran should see his usual workload at outside linebacker.