The Buffalo Bills had until today at 4 pm to ink Jerry Hughes before other NFL teams could officially sign him away from them, and the two sides got a deal done with a day to spare.
Hughes signed a multi-year contract yesterday, solidifying Buffalo's defensive line for at least one more season, with Marcell Dareus' contract set to expire next season. For Hughes, signing elsewhere wasn't really an option. He told reporters that he told his agent to get a deal done in Buffalo, and that's exactly what he was able to accomplish.
Hughes registered back-to-back 10-sack seasons with the Bills, after being an after thought in Indianapolis. He was the odd-man out for the Pro Bowl last season, as the other three members of Buffalo's defensive line made the all star game. Still, Hughes says he believes the team is close to getting to the playoffs, and even went as far as saying that he looks forward to winning the AFC East.
For the Bills, this move is just another big transaction in an already interesting offseason. The acquisition of Richie Incognito and LeSean McCoy already had the juices flowing in fans. With Hughes signed, Buffalo's defense can continue to be dominant.Read more... Join the Conversation...