Bills agree to contract extension with Jerry Hughes

The Bills' defensive end was entering the final year of his contract

Sal Capaccio
May 21, 2019 - 7:59 am

The Buffalo Bills have locked up one of their long-time pass rushers to a contract extension.

The team announced on Tuesday that they have come to terms on a two-year extension with defensive end Jerry Hughes.

ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reports that the deal for Hughes is worth up to $23 million with $19.5 million of that money guaranteed.

Hughes was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after this season. The extension keeps Hughes in a Bills uniform through the 2021 season.  

Hughes, who will be 31-years-old in August, was acquired by the Bills via trade from the Indianapolis Colts prior to the 2013 season. The 2010 first round pick (31st overall) has played 96 games for the Bills, collecting 42 sacks, to go along with 281 tackles. For his nine-year career in Buffalo and Indianapolis, Hughes has totaled 47 sacks with 332 total tackles, and 12 forced fumbles.

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