PJerry Hughes
DL BUF (10)
7 months ago

Hughes finished the 2015 season with 52 tackles, five sacks, four passes defensed, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery. He played in all 16 games for the fourth straight season, while seeing action on 92.5 percent of the defensive snaps.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes picked up 67 points in standard IDP scoring after putting up 90 the previous season, and that's mostly due to the drop in sacks. If your league counts passes defensed, he closed that gap a bit. In truth, almost every member of the Bills' defensive line struggled with Rex Ryan's new system, and there's little reason Hughes can't get back to double-digit sacks in 2016 as his familiarity in a complex scheme grows. Hughes also took some dumb penalties in 2015, and it won't sit well with the coaching staff if he doesn't clean that up permanently.

PJerry Hughes
DL BUF (10)
10 months ago

Hughes had three total tackles in Sunday's loss to the Jaguars while failing to record a sack for the fifth straight game.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes and the rest of the defensive line is really struggling under Rex Ryan's defense, whereas with Jim Schwartz last season Hughes and his friends seemed like they were on top of the quarterback nearly every play. Hughes is on pace for 48 tackles and just two sacks in 2015 after recording 53 tackles and 10 sacks last season. On a brighter note, Ryan says he's going to be more aggressive in the coming games, so maybe Hughes can be had on the cheap in IDP leagues. But so far, he's underachieving while also making dumb penalties.

PJerry Hughes
DL BUF (10)
11 months ago

Hughes (wrist) is active Sunday against the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Miami will be without tackle Branden Albert, and with Hughes on the field, the Bills gain an advantage in their quest to dominate the line of scrimmage.

PJerry Hughes
DL BUF (10)
11 months ago

Hughes is probable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, the Buffalo News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes practiced in a limited fashion all week, but he looks good to go for Sunday's contest. On the heels of back-to-back 10-sack seasons for the Bills, Hughes checks in with seven tackles and one sack through the team's first two game to date.

PJerry Hughes
DL BUF (10)
11 months ago

Hughes (left wrist) is practicing Thursday, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes was limited in Wednesday's work and has a pad taped to his wrist, but it looks like the pass-rushing demon will be mostly fine for Sunday's game in Miami.

PJerry Hughes
DL BUF (10)
1 year ago

The Bills are expected to officially announce the re-signing of Hughes in a Monday morning press conference, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports.

The Bills have plenty of cap room to re-sign Hughes, who's shined since the Bills got the better of a trade with the Colts and seen their defensive end put up 20 sacks over the past two seasons. New coach and defensive guy Rex Ryan has to be quite pleased with a core of Mario Williams, Kyle Williams, Marcell Dareus, and a returning Hughes to work with as part of his front seven.

PJerry Hughes
DL BUF (10)
2 years ago

Coach Rex Ryan expressed a big interest in bringing back Hughes, who's about to become a free agent, BuffaloBills.com reports. Ryan told FOX Sports, "I absolutely envision that. I think Jerry is an outstanding player. The last two years I've been against him and he's tremendous. I hope he's still a Buffalo Bill moving forward. Sometimes things happen where that might not be a possibility, but I believe he's a great player and I hope he's a Buffalo Bill for a long time."

Hughes has implied he won't be giving the Bills a discount, but he's revived his career and then some since being acquired by the team in a steal of a trade with the Colts. Ryan is a defensive guy, so you can bet he likes nothing more than the image of Mario Williams, Kyle Williams, Marcell Dareus, and Jerry Hughes manning his defensive line next season. It's worth noting Ryan runs a different style of defense than the 4-3 style of Jim Schwartz - one the Bills had so much success with in 2014 - but it'd be tough to imagine Hughes not being a key source of sacks should he return to the Bills.

PJerry Hughes
DL BUF (10)
2 years ago

Hughes played just 12 of the Bills' final 36 defensive plays Sunday after taking a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, The Buffalo News reports.

Hughes has had four 15-yard penalties this season - three of them unsportsmanlike flags - and apparently the coaching staff had enough, though Doug Marrone seemed to struggle with an explanation as to why he was surprised Hughes sat so much. (It turns out line coach Pepper Johnson performed the discipline.) We expect Hughes to have a regular play count this week against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, though IDP owners have to be disappointed with his two-tackle, no-sack performance against Denver.

PJerry Hughes
DL BUF (10)
2 years ago

Through eight games, Hughes has 28 total tackles, 5.5 sacks, and a forced fumble.

People were excited when Hughes resurrected his career in 2013 following a trade from the Colts, but he's got a shot at outproducing that fine season in 2014. With Marcell Dareus, Mario Williams, and Kyle Williams all drawing plenty of attention, Hughes should continue to find himself in many 1-on-1 match-ups. He makes for a decent IDP play the rest of the way.

PJerry Hughes
DL BUF (10)
2 years ago

Hughes saw action on 45 of 62 defensive snaps in Sunday's upset win over the Lions, according to ESPN's Mike Rodak. Hughes had a big game production-wise, with 2.0 sacks, five total tackles, and a forced fumble.

Entering Sunday, Hughes had seen action on just 51 percent of the team's defensive snaps, so Sunday's work certainly gave the coaching staff cause to get him in there a little more. Part of the reason for Sunday's boost was likely due to injuries to Kyle Williams and Nigel Bradham, so if you own Hughes in IDP leagues it's worth paying attention to the health of his teammates. His snap counts have been more inconsistent than last season, when he put up 10.0 sacks and 46 total tackles.