Hughes suffered a groin injury in Thursday's preseason game against the Panthers, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
Hughes just signed with the Bills a couple weeks ago and is in line to fight for a backup role on the team's defensive line. However, in order to do so, he'll need to remain healthy. Fortunately, it's not considered to be a serious injury, but Hughes cannot afford to be sidelined for too long.
Hughes played for the Saints in 2017, appearing in eight games and recording 10 tackles prior to tearing his biceps and being placed on IR. Now healthy, Hughes will look to earn a backup role along the Bills' defensive line, competing against Harrison Phillips and Adolphus Washington.
Hughes exited Sunday's victory over the Falcons with what was first believed to be an elbow injury. However, further testing revealed a much worse diagnosis, with the defensive tackle sustaining a torn biceps. Hughes will end the 2017 campaign with 10 tackles over eight appearances. The Saints signed veteran Tony McDaniel to take Hughes' spot on the roster.
Hughes suffered an elbow injury during Sunday's game against the Falcons and is questionable to return, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Hughes functions primarily as a reserve defensive lineman so his absence shouldn't alter the New Orleans game plan too much moving forward. In the meantime, look for David Onyemata to fill in where needed.
Hughes, who had just been cut by the Saints on Monday, will restock the Saints' depth at defensive tackle. He has made one appearance with the team in 2017, but only saw 11 defensive snaps in that contest.
|3||9/23/18||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|4||9/30/18||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|13||12/2/18||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||5||6||5.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||8||10||4.0||6||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||8||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|