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Nate Hughes | Wide Receiver | #86

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/18/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
College: Alcorn State

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Lions waived WR Nate Hughes.
Beat writer Dave Birkett suggests Hughes as a practice squad candidate after a respectable camp. He hurt himself with a lost fumble in the preseason finale. Sat, Sep 3, 2011 11:42:00 AM

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Lions claimed WR Nate Hughes off waivers from the Jaguars.

The Lions are throwing names against the wall at fifth receiver, hoping one of Hughes, Derrick Williams, Maurice Stovall, or Rashied Davis will stick. Hughes is the longest shot of the bunch. Detroit also claimed OG Greg Niland off waivers from the Cardinals.
Wed, Aug 3, 2011 09:27:00 PM

Jaguars waived WR Nate Hughes.

It was about time the Jags washed their hands of Hughes, who was a nightmare in a Week 2 spot appearance two years ago with two dropped TDs, and missed all of 2010 with a torn labrum in his shoulder. He doesn't have a future in the league.
Mon, Aug 1, 2011 07:15:00 PM

Jaguars waived/injured WR Nate Hughes.

The Florida Times Union suggests Hughes had been in the mix for the Jags' No. 2 receiver job, but that isn't realistic. The drop-prone former undrafted free agent would've been lucky just to have cracked the final 53. Hughes tore the labrum in his shoulder and won't be available this season.
Sun, Aug 8, 2010 02:28:00 PM

Jaguars activated WR Nate Hughes from the practice squad.

Hughes was cut in September after dropping two potential touchdown passes in a loss to the Cardinals. He's getting a second chance with Jarett Dillard (broken ankle) out for the season.
Tue, Nov 17, 2009 04:27:00 PM

Jaguars signed WR Nate Hughes to their practice squad.

He could be back on the 53-man roster later on if injuries strike Mike Sims-Walker and company. Hughes began the season as Jacksonville's surprise third receiver, but two ugly end-zone drops in Week 2 got him waived.
Tue, Sep 22, 2009 10:13:00 PM

Jaguars released WR Nate Hughes.

Hughes dropped two easy touchdown passes in the team's Week 2 loss to the Cardinals. The undrafted free agent came to the Jags in 2008 and had emerged as the No. 3 receiver thanks to injuries. Now he'll hit the waiver wire. With Troy Williamson out for the season, Mike Sims-Walker is the clear No. 2 receiver in Jacksonville.
Mon, Sep 21, 2009 12:26:00 PM

Jaguars WR Nate Hughes left Thursday's game with a concussion.

Hughes dropped the ball at the goal-line after getting drilled in the helmet, and Torry Holt promptly picked it up for a touchdown. With Mike Sims-Walker and Mike Thomas out, Hughes has been running as the Jaguars' No. 3 receiver.
Thu, Aug 27, 2009 08:02:00 PM

Jaguars promoted WR Nate Hughes from their practice squad.

Hughes will go to the offseason with Jacksonville and will be given a shot to make the 2009 ballclub. However, he wasn't much of a receiver in college at Alcorn State. Hughes' upside is as a fourth receiver/punt returner.
Wed, Dec 24, 2008 01:03:00 PM

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