Rotowire: Jan 20 / 4:37p ET
News: Coach Rex Ryan expressed a big interest in bringing back Hughes, who's about to become a free agent, BuffaloBills.com reports. Ryan told FOX Sports, "I absolutely envision that. I think Jerry is an outstanding player. The last two years I've been against him and he's tremendous. I hope he's still a Buffalo Bill moving forward. Sometimes things happen where that might not be a possibility, but I believe he's a great player and I hope he's a Buffalo Bill for a long time."
Impact: Hughes has implied he won't be giving the Bills a discount, but he's revived his career and then some since being acquired by the team in a steal of a trade with the Colts. Ryan is a defensive guy, so you can bet he likes nothing more than the image of Mario Williams, Kyle Williams, Marcell Dareus, and Hughes manning his defensive line next season. It's worth noting that Ryan runs a different style of defense than the 4-3 style of Jim Schwartz - one the Bills had so much success with in 2014 - but it'd be tough to imagine Hughes not being a key source of sacks should he return to the Bills.
Rotowire: Dec 9 / 9:30a ET
News: Hughes played just 12 of the Bills' final 36 defensive plays Sunday after taking a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, the Buffalo News reports.
Impact: Hughes has had four 15-yard penalties this season - three of them unsportsmanlike flags - and apparently the coaching staff had enough, though coach Doug Marrone seemed to struggle with an explanation as to why he was surprised Hughes sat so much (it turns out line coach Pepper Johnson performed the discipline). We expect Hughes to have a regular play count this week against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, though IDP owners have to be disappointed with his two-tackle, zero-sack performance against Denver.