Jerry Hughes DL BUF 2 Months4 Comments

Bills RE Jerry Hughes was "borderline unblockable" during spring practices.

Jerry Hughes DL BUF 2 Months

DE Jerry Hughes routinely got to the quarterback and was the "standout player" during the Bill's spring practices.

With former Bills DC Mike Pettine in Cleveland, there was some concern Hughes would regress from his breakout 2013 form under new DC Jim Schwartz. Hughes has put those concerns to bed with his stellar practice play. Hughes will not be a full-time player in Schwartz' 4-3, but he remains a double-digit sack threat as a pass-rush specialist.

Jerry Hughes DL BUF 3 Months

The Bills are expected to use a rotation at right defensive end of Jerry Hughes and Manny Lawson.

Mario Williams will be an every-down player at left end. Bills.com's Chris Brown projects Lawson as Buffalo's early-down right end, with superior pass-rusher Hughes replacing him in sub-packages. Hughes should continue to be a threat for 8-11 sacks, but his IDP value would be limited on this usage.

Jerry Hughes DL BUF 3 Months

The Buffalo News reports the Hamburg Town police is investigating Bills DE Jerry Hughes as the second driver in the suspected drag racing crash that involved teammate DT Marcell Dareus last Friday.

Dareus, in his white Jaguar, was allegedly racing Hughes, in his black Camaro, on Friday afternoon when Dareus wrecked his car into a tree. Dareus was arrested on three misdemeanor charges and traffic violations. Coach Doug Marrone said Tuesday that he knew the identity of the other driver, while Hughes refused to "elaborate" on the incident. Hughes has yet to face charges -- ones that are by no means major -- but it's not a good look for a player entering the final year of his deal who's eyeing a contract extension after a breakout 2013 season.

Jerry Hughes DL BUF 3 Months

With the Bills switching to a 4-3 defense, Jerry Hughes is making the transition to full-time defensive end.

Jerry Hughes DL BUF Jul 23 '13

The Bills' website mentions April trade acquisition Jerry Hughes as a candidate to start at right defensive end following Mark Anderson's release.

Manny Lawson is also mentioned, although he's more of a strong-side linebacker. The "right end" position in new coordinator Mike Pettine's scheme is actually an end-'backer type role, and will line up opposite LE Mario Williams. The Bills will likely continue to struggle to generate consistent pass rush this year, which will necessitate blitzing. Pettine is a Rex Ryan disciple.

Jerry Hughes DL BUF May 20 '13

BuffaloBills.com expects Jerry Hughes to get looks as both a strong-side linebacker and rush end.

The Bills are going to use Hughes in multiple spots as they attempt to salvage him from "bust" status. Not in line for a starting job, the majority of Hughes' snaps will likely come as a sub-package rusher.

Jerry Hughes DL BUF Apr 29 '13

Bills acquired OLB Jerry Hughes from the Colts in exchange for ILB Kelvin Sheppard.

Ex-Colts GM Bill Polian's first-round picks from 2005 through 2010: DB Marlin Jackson, RB Joseph Addai, WR Anthony Gonzalez, RB Donald Brown, and OLB Hughes. Three are out of the league. Only Brown is still on the Colts, and he isn't any good. Hughes, the 31st overall pick in the 2010 draft, has five sacks through 40 NFL games with seven starts. Sheppard was a disappointment in Buffalo, so the teams are simply swapping players they no longer wanted.

Jerry Hughes DL BUF Jun 19 '121 Comment

The Colts would take a bigger cap hit cutting OLB Jerry Hughes than keeping him.

Hughes' base salary is just $635,000, but prorated bonuses would make the cap hit bigger were he to be cut. It means the No. 31 pick of the 2010 draft should get another chance to prove himself even if he doesn't show well in camp. Hughes is making the transition from end to outside linebacker in the Colts' new 3-4 scheme.

Jerry Hughes DL BUF Apr 22 '121 Comment

Jerry Hughes is working as Robert Mathis' backup at strong-side linebacker in Colts pre-draft workouts.

Dwight Freeney is the weak-side pass rusher, and Mathis will be rushing off the strong side as Jarret Johnson did under Chuck Pagano in Baltimore. A colossal bust in his first two NFL seasons, there is some feeling that the Colts' new scheme could spark Hughes' career. We have our doubts, but it looks like the new coaching staff isn't ready to give up on Hughes just yet.