DE - BUF
Regarding offseason wrist and groin surgeries, Bills DE Jerry Hughes told the Buffalo news that, “Everything seems to be on track, going along well with my rehab.” His trainers tell people that he is “on schedule.”
Hughes, a former first-round pick in 2010 by the Colts, was traded to Buffalo in 2013. Hughes has yet to miss a game in his seven-year tenure with the Bills, and it seems he’s on track for another full season in 2020 according to him and his trainers. His days of 9.5 and 10 sack-seasons are probably behind the veteran, but his motor and high football IQ are still among the best in the business coming off the edge. In his career, Hughes has a total of 365 tackles, 51 sacks, and 12 forced fumbles. Look for him to continue to be a leader for what has become a very stout and formidable Buffalo defense.
Jerry Hughes recently underwent his second surgery of the offseason. The latest procedure was on his groin, while the initial surgery was on his wrist.
Hughes hopes to be back to full-go for the 2020 season now that he's completed both of these surgeries. He was certainly disappointing in 2019, but that may be able to be written off given the fact that he was playing through a pair of injuries that required offseason surgery. He has been a force in the past, and he's an interesting bounce-back candidate for IDP leagues in 2020.
The NFL fined Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes $53,482 Friday for his confrontation with official Roy Ellison following last week’s game.
Hughes confronted Ellison for allegedly calling him a “b—h” during Sunday’s contest. The NFL placed Ellison on administrative leave earlier in the week. Ellison has a history of discipline for similar incidents, including serving a one-game suspension for inappropriate language toward Redskins tackle Trent Williams in 2013.
Jerry Hughes had a very good game against Carolina, with six tackles and two sacks.
Hughes now has nine tackles and two sacks on the season. He is a very sack dependent IDP play but becomes a must start in leagues that reward big plays.
Jerry Hughes had two sacks Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, leading the defense in this category. His first sack resulted in a game-changing Ryan Tannehill fumble that Hughes recovered, and his second one resulted in a 11-yard loss.
Hughes now has three sacks on the season, which, along with the Bills' defense as a whole, is a disappointment considering he had 19.5 QB takedowns over the past two seasons. He has more personal-foul penalties this year.