Report: Jerry Hughes to re-sign with Bills
According to Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News, the Bills have agreed to terms with defensive end Jerry Hughes for a five year deal.
The #Bills and Jerry Hughes have agreed to terms on a 5 -year contract, according to an NFL source.
— Vic Carucci (@viccarucci) March 9, 2015
Initial reports have stated the deal is worth about $45 million through five years with $20 million guaranteed. Since then, both Carucci and ESPN reporter Adam Schefter have refuted those reports. It looks like we will have to wait until Jerry Hughes is officially signed on Tuesday to see the exact details.
Hughes has been able to resurrect his career since coming to Buffalo via a player for player trade with the Indianapolis Colts two years ago. The Bills swapped LB Kelvin Sheppard for the former first round draft pick in Jerry Hughes, and they were easily the winner in that deal. Since that trade, Hughes has had double digit sack seasons, each of the past two years. In those year’s he has totaled 99 combined tackles, 20 sacks, five forced fumbles and eight tackles for loss.
This move will ensure that 10 of the 11 players that started on last year’s defense will return for 2015. Safety Da’Norris Searcy being the only one that will probably not return.
Sports-Kings Down and Distance Lead Columnist Kyle Pierce @kylepierce28