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.
Hughes was released by the Saints on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Hughes became expendable once the team opted to bring in offensive tackle Bryce Harris. The Cincinnati product has registered just seven combined tackles over the last three seasons.
|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|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|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|