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Bills winning Jerry Hughes trade

By Tim Graham

PITTSBURGH -- Jerry Hughes was considered a bust for the Indianapolis Colts.

The fourth-year pass-rusher has been productive for the Buffalo Bills.

Hughes, acquired in an offseason trade for linebacker Kelvin Sheppard, had two more sacks in today's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Each sack came on third down and forced a punt.

Hughes has more than doubled his career sack total since joining the Bills. He has six this season (second for the Bills behind Mario Williams) and 11 since he entered the NFL as the 31st overall draft choice in 2010.

Hughes also has 31 tackles, two tackles for losses and two forced fumbles this year.

Sheppard has 18 tackles and one sack for the Colts. The Bills drafted him in the third round in 2011.


Jerry Hughes | Kelvin Sheppard
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Tim Graham

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Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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