"I can't imagine. No parent should have to bury a child. We all go through circumstances. This is an extremely, extremely difficult time for Montori and his family. But we've got his back and we'll get through this thing as a family like we get through anything.''
Hughes, 23, appeared in four games last season after the Colts drafted him in the fifth round out of Tennessee-Martin in 2013.
Hughes is listed as the No. 2 nose tackle on the team's preseason depth chart.
- Chris Johnson