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Jerry Hughes | Linebacker

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/13/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 254
College: TCU
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Bills agreed to terms with DE/OLB Jerry Hughes on a five-year, $45 million contract with $22 million in guarantees.
Rex Ryan's Jets defenses were annually among the league's best, even though they lacked elite edge-rushing talent. That won't be a problem in Buffalo. Hughes has quickly shed the silly "bust" label placed on him in Indy, breaking out for 19.5 sacks over his two seasons as a Bill and standing tall against the run. Now entering his age-27 season with Rex at the controls, the best is yet to come from our No. 2 free agent edge defender (behind only franchise tagged Justin Houston). Hughes and Mario Williams will form an intimidating duo off the edge. Buffalo is the early favorite to be fantasy football's No. 1 defense. Mar 9 - 7:14 AM

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Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News reports the Bills are "closing in" on a deal to keep free agent OLB Jerry Hughes.

As we just passed along, this deal is likely to pay Hughes in the range of $8.5 million to $10 million annually. Rex Ryan perennially lacked outside pass rushers during his time with the Jets. He hasn't had a dominant once since coordinating the Ravens' defense and coaching Terrell Suggs. Hughes and Mario Williams excelled in a Rex-style defense in 2013 under Mike Pettine, and would be more dangerous than ever in Rex's aggressive scheme.
Mar 8 - 8:23 PM

The Bills reportedly have an offer on the table that would pay free agent DE/OLB Jerry Hughes $8.5 million per year.

As Hughes is only 26 years old and one of the top-five overall free agents left, Buffalo may have to up the ante to $10 million annually to secure him. Hughes has shown the ability to harass quarterbacks as both a 3-4 rush 'backer and 4-3 end. His "multiplicity" should be very attractive to Rex Ryan.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 8 - 8:21 PM

The Buffalo News reports the Bills' negotiations with free agent Jerry Hughes are expected to come to a head on Sunday.

In other words, it's the moment of truth in the sides' talks. Yahoo's Charles Robinson has reported that Hughes is expected to remain in Buffalo, but perhaps he'll be ready to test the open market come hell or high water if the sides can't bridge their differences by Sunday. With Ndamukong Suh, Justin Houston and Jason Pierre-Paul all already spoken for, Hughes would be in for a pretty penny in free agency.
Mar 8 - 2:20 PM

Yahoo's Charles Robinson reports the Bills are expected to keep free agent DE/OLB Jerry Hughes.

Keeping together one of the NFL's premier front sevens should be a no-brainer for Buffalo, which has plenty of cap room. Hughes is only 26 years old and has developed into an elite outside-edge pass rusher the past two seasons. We suspect Hughes will command north of $10 million annually to retain.
Mar 8 - 12:35 PM

Yahoo's Charles Robinson reports the Bills are working to keep free agent DE Jerry Hughes, but "it's looking like a bidding situation."

With Justin Houston and Jason Pierre-Paul off the market, Hughes is locked in as this year's premier edge rusher. At this point, it would take a huge offer from Buffalo to keep him from reaching free agency. The Bills will move to a 3-4 under Rex Ryan, leaving Manny Lawson as the in-house favorite to replace Hughes.
Mar 7 - 4:32 PM

The Bills opted not to use the franchise or transition tag on free agent DE Jerry Hughes.

With Justin Houston and Jason Pierre-Paul both franchise tagged on Monday, Hughes heads to free agency as this year's premier edge rusher. Hughes and the Bills have been engaged in near-constant talks since the end of the season, but with free agency now only eight days away, there's little reason for Hughes to re-sign unless the Bills knock his socks off.
Mar 2 - 4:10 PM reports the team has been "working hard to hammer out a deal" with free agent DE Jerry Hughes.

The sides have been engaged in intense talks at the Combine. GM Doug Whaley says the team is focused on a long-term deal, and not the franchise tag. Hughes has said he wants to remain in Buffalo, but it would take a huge offer to keep him off the market. He's Rotoworld's No. 2 free agent edge rusher. Hughes would make roughly $14.8 million under the tag.
Feb 19 - 4:08 PM

The Bills' website expects free agent DE Jerry Hughes to command $10 million annually.

With the Chiefs expected to franchise Justin Houston, Hughes is in line for a massive contract as the top free-agent edge rusher available. The Bills want to keep Hughes, but re-signing him could be difficult with Buffalo already heavily invested in Mario Williams and Marcell Dareus in the final year of his deal.'s Chris Brown doesn't consider Hughes a realistic option for the franchise tag, which would pay him around $14.8 million.
Feb 13 - 6:39 PM

Free agent DE Jerry Hughes told SiriusXM NFL Radio his first choice is to re-sign with the Bills.

"Absolutely just because they gave me the opportunity," Hughes said. "The group of guys we had, to be so close, you definitely want to come back and take another shot at it." The Bills are unlikely to franchise tag Hughes at $14.8 million, but have publicly stated they want to extend him. Hughes is Rotoworld's No. 2 free-agent edge rusher, behind only Justin Houston.
Feb 11 - 4:24 PM

The Bills have started talks with impending free agent DE Jerry Hughes.

"We’re excited and we want him back," were the words of GM Doug Whaley. "He’s a great part of our defense and hopefully we can get it done sooner rather than later." The 26-year-old defensive end started all 16 games for the Bills this season, and finished tied for second on the team with 10 sacks. Hughes graded out as PFF's No. 14 defensive end.
Jan 15 - 2:55 PM

Impending free agent DE Jerry Hughes said he "definitely" wants to re-sign with the Bills.

But that doesn't mean he'll be interested in taking any kind of discount. Hughes has posted back-to-back 10-sack seasons opposite Mario Williams and will be looking to cash in. The Bills may have to use the franchise tag on Hughes.
Jan 2 - 10:21 AM

GM Doug Whaley says the Bills will do "everything we can" to re-sign impending free agent DE Jerry Hughes.

Hughes was unblockable for large chunks of 2014, ringing up 9.5 sacks one year after tallying 10. Still only 26, Hughes is likely champing at the bit to reach the open market, but the Bills could apply the franchise tag to give themselves time in long-term talks.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 03:26:00 PM

The Bills are expected to prioritize an extension with contract-year DE Jerry Hughes.

Hughes has been one of the best 4-3 ends in the league this year, and is on pace for his second straight double-digit sack campaign. The problem is Buffalo has already invested big contracts in Mario Williams and Kyle Williams, and will need to re-sign Marcell Dareus after next season. Hughes should be seeking at least Everson Griffen money (five-years, $42.5 million). The Bills have a projected $18.03 million in 2015 cap space.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 07:19:00 PM

According to WGR 550 Buffalo, Bills RE Jerry Hughes has been an "overwhelming presence for the majority of camp."

Coming off a 10-sack, breakout campaign, Hughes drew similar plaudits for his play in the offseason program. Headed into the final year of his rookie contract, Hughes is going to make himself a ton of money if he can improve on or repeat his 2013.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 10:15:00 PM

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