The toughest opponent the New England Patriots will face this season may surprise you

Looking at the Patriots’ schedule this season you might think that their toughest opponent this year is one of the AFC playoff contenders from a year ago like the Denver Broncos or Indianapolis Colts. The Pittsburgh Steelers are also a dangerous team and the Patriots open the season against them, possibly without Tom Brady. You could also make an argument that their toughest opponent...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite pass rush upside, Michael Buchanan on roster bubble

The Buffalo Bills have a stacked defensive line with defensive ends Jerry Hughes and Mario Williams teaming up with defensive tackle Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus. While the starters are locked in, the real competition at defensive end occurs for the backup roles.  That is where Michael Buchanan comes into play. The defensive end enters training camp on the roster bubble as he...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills Positional Review: Defensive Line

This monster is spear headed by an elite defensive line, a nickname that is gathering steam ‘The Cold Front’ seems rather appropriate.A quick look at the resume of starters Mario Williams, Kyle Williams, Marcell Dareus, and Jerry Hughes will show multiple pro bowl appearances, a couple of first team all pro selections, plenty of sacks, and oddly, a player that was once considered...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills defensive end analysis: Jerry Hughes

The Buffalo Bills have a defense that is stacked with Pro Bowl talent, causing some players to fall under the radar. However, Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes is not one of them. Since his career in Buffalo began in 2013, Hughes has put up some seriously impressive numbers. In March Hughes was re-signed to Buffalo’s roster with a five-year contract, ensuring the Bills would...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking NFL Top Defenses – Buffalo Bills

Defenses in the NFL can make or a break a team and lead teams to championships. Based on performance, roster and expectations, here is a look at some of the top defenses in the NFL, starting with…: 1. Buffalo Bills The Buffalo Bills defense is the most complete defense in the NFL. The Bills are known for their dominant defensive front but their linebackers and secondary are just...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jerry Hughes is finally starting to get the respect he deserves

After totaling 10 sacks for the second straight season, Jerry Hughes is finally getting the respect he deserves. On this year’s addition of NFL Networks Top 100 players of 2015, the Bills defensive end clocked in at No. 63. AROUND COVER32 First and 10: The NFL’s 10 most-compelling teams heading into camps QB Rankings: From 1-32 based on chances of making the Hall of Fame Hughes’...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

REPORT: Jerry Hughes kicked out of practice because he’s too good

How do you know your a really great NFL player? Well, when the coach has to pull you off the practice field because nobody can block you, that’s a pretty good start. And, apparently, that’s exactly what happened to Jerry Hughes. “It’s rare that you have to pull a guy from practice because he’s ruining your practice, but I had to pull him,” said Ryan, via the team’s...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bills pass-rusher Jerry Hughes 'ruins' Rex Ryan's practice

Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan was so happy with pass-rusher Jerry Hughes during practice recently that he took him off the field. Wait, what? Players usually are jettisoned from the practice field because they are injured, because they fail to follow instructions or because they are getting schooled. So why is Ryan yanking Hughes off the field? Apparently, nobody can block...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Bills Defense?

View image | The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Examining the Bills Defensive Line in the NFL Draft

The Buffalo Bills have one of the most feared defensive lines in the entire NFL. Many experts feel that the Bills may look to add to the line when it is their turn to pick in the draft on Friday night. Assuming the Bills do not make a trade, the team will select 50th and the odds they will select a defensive lineman are relatively high compared to the other positions.The current...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

TCU's best and worst draft classes under Coach P.

With the NFL draft coming up on Thursday, best and worst draft class debates will rage across the country. Is there any doubt that the 2010 TCU Horned Frogs, Rose Bowl winners over mighty Wisconsin, produced the school's best draft class during the Gary Patterson era? It's not even an argument. Those Frogs went 13-0 and finished No. 2 in the nation after dispatching the Badgers...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 10 best NFL free agent signings from the first week

Free agency is always a tricky exercise where teams try to land established veterans that will greatly improve their team while juggling the balancing act of the salary cap with the competitive demands of the open market. Below are the ten signings that are equal parts fair value and immediate impact on the field. Below are some clear winners in free agency so far. 10. Nick Fairley...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills show commitment to winning with Hughes signing

Jerry Hughes and the Buffalo Bills have agreed to a five-year deal worth $45 million. The Buffalo Bills have now resigned their top free agent. The core of the defensive line has been kept intact through this keeping Hughes. Both sides seemed ready to commit to each other from the beginning of negotiations. On Monday, Hughes said, “Lets make this work” when talking about...
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills re-sign OLB Jerry Hughes

Jerry Hughes was a bust in Indianapolis as a first round pick in 2010, playing a combined 240 snaps in 2010 and 2011 and then struggling in his first serious action in 2012, grading out 25th out of 34 eligible 3-4 outside linebackers. The Bills acquired him after that season for basically nothing and he shed that bust label quickly, grading out as Pro Football Focus’ 8th ranked...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Buffalo Bills do indeed keep one of their own top free agents

It became increasingly likely the Buffalo Bills would keep Jerry Hughes; that’s now a reality. Bills and Jerry Hughes have reached agreement as @viccarucci reported. Deal is for five years and worth more than $45 million. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2015 Hughes has posted back to back double digit sack seasons and also forced three fumbles in 2014. AROUND COVER32...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Bills keep Jerry Hughes with 5-year deal

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports The Buffalo Bills and defensive end Jerry Hughes have agreed on a five-year deal, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Bills and Jerry Hughes have reached agreement as @viccarucci reported. Deal is for five years and worth more than $45 million. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2015   The 26-year-old Hughes has had 20 sacks since the...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Bills Re-Signing DE Jerry Hughes To A Five-Year, $45 Million Contract

ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirms that the Bills are re-signing DE Jerry Hughes to a five-year, $45 million contract. Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News reported last night that the Bills were close to finalizing a deal with Hughes. Hughes, 26, recorded 53 tackles, 9.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, one recovery and even scored a defensive touchdown for the Bills defense. Pro ...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

AP Source: Bills re-sign Jerry Hughes to 5-year contract

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) A person familiar with negotiations has told The Associated Press that defensive end Jerry Hughes has agreed to a five-year contract worth more than $45 million to re-sign with the Buffalo Bills before being eligible to become a free agent. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity early Monday because the deal has not been announced. The person says...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Bills Close To Finalizing Deal With DE Jerry Hughes

Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News reports that the Bills are close to finalizing a deal to re-sign free agent DE Jerry Hughes. Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reported earlier that the Bills were “intent” on getting on a contract in place with Hughes and it sounds like something will get done. Jason La Canfora mentions the Bills had an offer on the table ...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bills, Eagles, Jaguars, Raiders, Ravens, & Texans

Bills Sources tell Jason La Canfora that the Bills have an offer on the table to keep DE Jerry Hughes that would pay him over $8.5 million per year. Buffalo is reportedly “very interested” in RB Bilal Powell, even though they traded for LeSean McCoy and signed him to a massive contract. According to La Canfora, “several contending teams” are doing their homework on ...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Bills expected to keep pass rusher Jerry Hughes

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports Jerry Hughes is one of the best pass rushers on the free agent market this offseason, but the Buffalo Bills are hoping to keep him around with a new deal. That appears to be the likely outcome according to Yahoo’s Charles Robinson. #Bills are expecting to keep Jerry Hughes. #Jaguars are his richest outside suitor, but it sounds like Buffalo...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Bills Expecting To Re-Sign DE Jerry Hughes

Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reports that the Bills are “intent” on getting on a contract in place with free agent DE Jerry Hughes and it sounds like something will get done. Yesterday, Robinson mentions that the Bills were “working hard” to re-sign him, so this news really shouldn’t come as a big surprise. According to Robinson, the Jaguars are the richest ...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Gunning For Young Emerging Pass Rusher

While Philadelphia, Oakland and other franchises garner all the attention for their NFL free agency exploits, Chicago Bears fans have sat quietly wondering what their team has planned for free agency.  After all, following the Brandon Marshall trade they now have between $30-32 million in salary cap space.  Given the number of roster holes they need to fill it’s plainly obvious...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears, Jets, Giants, & Jaguars Have All Shown Interest In Bills DE Jerry Hughes

According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, the Bears, Jets, Giants, and Jaguars have all shown interest in Bills free agent DE Jerry Hughes. Yesterday, Robinson mentions that the Bills were “working hard” to re-sign him, so there’s still a chance that they could get a contract in place before the start of free agency. However, it appears as though ...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Free Agents, Bills, Chargers, Lions, & Texans

Free Agents Jayson Braddock reports that the Texans are “showing lots of interest” in free agent DE Da’Quan Bowers. Braddock adds that the Dolphins have checked in on Bowers as well, but the Buccaneers are hoping to re-sign him. Bills Tim Graham reports that the Bills have made progress in re-signing DE Jerry Hughes, but the two sides “very ...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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