IRJohn Hughes
DL NO (5)
4 weeks ago

The Saints placed Hughes (biceps) on injured reserve Wednesday, Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes exited Sunday's victory over the Falcons with what was first believed to be an elbow injury. However, further testing apparently revealed much worse, as Hughes reportedly tore his biceps. The veteran defensive lineman will the 2017 campaign with 10 tackles over eight appearances. The Saints signed veteran DL Tony McDaniel to take Hughes' spot on the roster.

IRJohn Hughes
DL NO (5)
1 month ago

Hughes suffered an elbow injury during Sunday's game against the Falcons and is questionable to return, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes functions primarily as a reserve defensive lineman so his absence shouldn't alter the New Orleans game plan too much moving forward. In the meantime, look for David Onyemata to fill in where needed.

IRJohn Hughes
DL NO (5)
2 months ago

Hughes has re-signed with the Saints on Wednesday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes, who'd just been cut by the Saints on Monday, will restock the Saints with depth at defensive tackle. He's made one appearance with the team thus far into the 2017 season and only saw 11 defensive snaps, logging one assisted tackle in the process.

IRJohn Hughes
DL NO (5)
3 months ago

Hughes was released by the Saints on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes became expendable once the team opted to bring in offensive tackle Bryce Harris. The Cincinnati product has registered just seven combined tackles over the last three seasons.

IRJohn Hughes
DL NO (5)
3 months ago

Hughes re-signed with the Saints on Tuesday, Nick Underhill of The Advocate reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes was let go by the Saints last Friday but now returns to the team as they only have three other healthy defensive tackles on the roster. Look for the 29-year-old to return to a reserve role on defense.

IRJohn Hughes
DL NO (5)
3 months ago

The Saints opted to let Hughes go Friday, Josh Katzenstein of the Times-Picayune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes, who failed to make the Saints' final roster during training camp, re-signed with the team last week. The 29-year-old was cut so the team could make room to add more offensive line depth. He will be a likely candidate to land on the practice squad.

IRJohn Hughes
DL NO (5)
4 months ago

Hughes signed a contract with the Saints on Wednesday, Joel A. Erickson of The New Orleans Advocate reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes had previously attended training camp with the Saints, but was part of the wave of final cuts. Following the placement of offensive lineman Zach Strief (knee) on injured reserve Tuesday, a roster spot opened up for Hughes, who will likely serve as the backup to nose tackle Tyeler Davison. The 29-year-old has made 58 career appearances in the NFL with the Browns and Buccaneers, logging 115 tackles and 5.5 sacks during that time.

IRJohn Hughes
DL NO (5)
5 months ago

Hughes agreed to a deal with the Saints on Saturday, Mike Triplett of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes spent four years with the Browns before playing with both them and the Buccaneers last season. He will look to earn a role providing depth at defensive tackle for the Saints. The veteran will be competing against Justin Zimmer, Mitchell Loewen, and Ashaad Mabry for the opportunity.

IRJohn Hughes
DL NO (5)
1 year ago

Hughes was signed by the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Roy Cummings of FanRagSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes had previously been demoted from the Bucs' active roster on Saturday in order for Donteea Dye to fill in at wide receiver, but he returns to provide depth on the defensive line after the release of safety Major Wright.

IRJohn Hughes
DL NO (5)
1 year ago

Hughes was released by the Patriots on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes signed with New England on Monday, but was released before what would've been his first game with the team in order to make room on the active roster for the addition of TE Ben Scruggs.