The Jacksonville Jaguars are reportedly in the market for a pass rusher this free agency period, but it looks like the Buffalo Bills could take one of the better prospects out of consideration before Tuesday.
Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Buffalo Bills are expected to re-sign defensive end Jerry Hughes before the Jaguars can get to him.
#Bills are expecting to keep Jerry Hughes. #Jaguars are his richest outside suitor, but it sounds like Buffalo is intent on getting it done.— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) March 8, 2015
Hughes would have undoubtedly garnered interest from a lot of teams next week, and the Jaguars (with their infinity cap space) were the leaders to sign him.
Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reported yesterday the Jaguars were looking at several pass rushers, so even if Hughes is gone, they'll still have a couple of worthwhile guys to add to their roster.
Hughes played in all 16 games last season, finishing with 9.5 sacks and three forced fumbles.