Longtime Buffalo Bills DE Jerry Hughes signs contract with Houston Texans

HOUSTON — The Texans have actually signed seasoned protective end Jerry Hughes, the group revealed Wednesday.

It marks a homecoming for Hughes, who is from Sugar Land, Texas, and dipped into Stephen F. Austin High School.

Hughes is the current in the group of veteran protective ends basic supervisor Nick Caserio has actually contributed to boost the Texans’ protective line. On Tuesday, the Texans revealed they signed Hughes’ previous colleague with the Buffalo Bills, protective end Mario Addison. Last week, Houston likewise included protective end Rasheem Green.

One of the couple of gamers who were kept by the Bills from the previous program when Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane took control of, Hughes was the longest tenured Buffalo gamer last season. The 12-year veteran played in all 17 video games however registered his most affordable portion of protective snaps played (51.8%) considering that the start of his profession.

Hughes, who turns 34 in August, was chosen as the 31st-overall choice by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2010 draft, however he had a sluggish start to his profession. After 3 seasons with the Colts, he was traded to the Bills for linebacker Kelvin Sheppard in 2013.

The following 9 years of Hughes’ profession were invested with the Bills, a group with which he discovered success. He had 10 sacks in each of his very first 2 years in Buffalo and completed with a minimum of 4 in all the list below seasons, beyond 2021 (2). Last season, he led the group in pass rush win rate (20.9%).

Hughes is 4th perpetuity in Bills history with 53 sacks and has 58 overall in his profession. He likewise has 7 postseason sacks. Hughes has actually been a long time leader of the group’s defense as the group has actually continued to purchase youth, specifically on the protective line.

ESPN’s Alaina Getzenberg added to this report.

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