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Dante Hughes | Defensive Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 190
College: California
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Giants signed CB Dante Hughes, previously of the Chargers.
Hughes will provide practice depth following the release of an injured Brian Witherspoon. If he makes the roster, however, it will be due to his special teams coverage. Thu, May 24, 2012 03:49:00 PM

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Chargers released CB Dante Hughes.

A practice squad mainstay in 2009 and 2010, Hughes failed his tryout as the Chargers nickel back last season. He'll likely vie for a special teams rule wherever he ends up this offseason. The Chargers are expected to be in the mix for a veteran corner.
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 02:43:00 PM

The Chargers are expected to release CB Dante Hughes before free agency.

Hughes is owed $1 million and got smoked in slot coverage last season, eventually losing playing time to rookie Marcus Gilchrist. Quentin Jammer, Antoine Cason, and Gilchrist will be the team's top three corners in 2012.
Wed, Feb 29, 2012 08:14:00 PM

Dante Hughes projects as the Chargers' No. 1 nickel corner to open the season.

Hughes was the Colts' third-round pick in 2007, but has been stuck on the Chargers' practice squad for much of the last two seasons. He's now ready for a major role behind starters Antoine Cason and Quentin Jammer.
Thu, Aug 25, 2011 10:06:00 AM

Chargers agreed to terms with CB Dante Hughes on a two-year contract.

Hughes has spent the past two seasons as a yo-yo between the Chargers' practice squad and active roster. He'll pitch in on special teams and provide depth at corner after playing well in the slot late last season.
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 09:34:00 PM

Chargers re-signed CB Dante Hughes.

Hughes has bounced back and forth between the active roster and the practice squad since late last season.
Tue, Oct 5, 2010 04:02:00 PM

Chargers released CB Dante Hughes.

Hughes has bounced back and forth between the active roster and practice squad, and was released to make room for LB Kion Wilson.
Sat, Oct 2, 2010 03:22:00 PM

Chargers re-signed CB Dante Hughes.

Hughes is being brought back to help out a special teams unit that was exposed by Leon Washington in Week 3.
Tue, Sep 28, 2010 05:31:00 PM

Chargers waived CB Dante Hughes.

Hughes does not have practice squad eligibility remaining. He could resurface if a team needs cornerback help.
Sat, Sep 25, 2010 03:40:00 PM

Chargers re-signed CB Dante Hughes.

Hughes will likely be limited to special teams duty if he's active on game days.
Tue, Oct 27, 2009 06:24:00 PM

Chargers waived CB Daymeion Hughes.

Hughes was only on the active roster for four days. The Colts' third-round pick in 2007, Hughes does not have practice squad eligibility remaining.
Sat, Oct 24, 2009 04:16:00 PM

Chargers signed CB Dante Hughes, formerly of the Colts.

Indy's third-round pick in 2007, Hughes lacks the athleticism to hang at corner. He'll provide depth while helping out on special teams.
Tue, Oct 20, 2009 03:17:00 PM

Colts waived CB Dante Hughes.

Hughes lacks athleticism and isn't much of an option outside of Tampa 2 defenses. He'll struggle to land a job. Also cut by the Colts: center Steve Justice and defensive back Nick Graham.
Fri, Sep 4, 2009 04:09:00 PM

Colts placed CB Daymeion "Dante" Hughes on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, ending his season.

The athletically limited but ballhawking former Cal Bear showed promise in his first year before getting injured on Thanksgiving. Hughes will be back to compete with Tim Jennings for nickel duties next season.
Thu, Nov 29, 2007 05:53:00 PM

Colts agreed to terms with third-round CB Daymeion Hughes.

Hughes led the Pac Ten with eight picks as a senior. The former California Golden will be in the mix for nickel duties this season along with second-year man Tim Jennings and fifth-round rookie Michael Coe.
Mon, Jul 30, 2007 12:03:00 PM

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