Rex Ryan pulls DE Jeff Hughes from practice for getting too many sacks

Wednesday May 20th, 2015

Buffalo Bills defensive end Jeff Hughes has been so dominant in the Bills' offensive workouts, new head coach Rex Ryan had to remove him from the team's practice. 


“It’s rare that you have to pull a guy from practice because he’s ruining your practice, but I had to pull him. If we were keeping track he might have had five, six sacks. It’s one of those deals, it’s like, ‘OK, let’s pull him out. Let’s get a pass off or something like that.’ He really did have that kind of day.”

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Hughes, a TCU product, is entering his sixth NFL season and third with the Bills. He has recorded 10 sacks for the Bills in each of the last two seasons. The 26-year-old is currently slotted out left outside linebacker in Ryan's 3-4 defense.

With Mario Williams also flanking the defense at right outside linebacker, Buffalo ranked second in defensive DVOA last season, according to Football Outsiders. The Bills ranked first in pass rush. 

-Jake Fischer
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