Bills re-sign defensive end Jerry Hughes

The Buffalo Bills have re-signed defensive end Jerry Hughes to a five-year contract.
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The Buffalo Bills have re-signed defensive end Jerry Hughes to a multi-year contract, the team announced Monday's Adam Schefter reports that the deal is worth $45 million, with $20 million guaranteed.

Hughes, 26, has spent the last two seasons with the Bills. In 2014, he had a career-high 53 tackles, with 9.5 sacks and three forced fumbles, helping lead the league's fourth-ranked defense. 

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[]Hughes began his NFL career with the Indianapolis Colts as a first-round draft pick in 2010. The Colts traded him to the Bills in April 2013 for linebacker Kelvin Sheppard.

NFL teams were allowed to begin negotiating with free agents this weekend. Contracts cannot be signed until 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

Last week, the Bills acquired running back LeSean McCoyin a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles for linebacker Kiko Alonso. McCoy reportedly signed a new five-year, $40 million contract with the Bills with $26.5 million guaranteed.

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Buffalo also acquired quarterback Matt Casselin a trade with the Minnesota Vikings for draft picks.

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