Jerry Hughes, a long-serving Buffalo Bills DE, signs a contract with the Houston Texans

HOUSTON — The TexansSigned veteran defensive end Jerry HughesESPN reported that multiple reports were confirmed by a source.

Hughes, originally from Sugar Land in Texas, is making his homecoming. He played at Stephen F. Austin high school.

Hughes joins a group of veteran defensive end general managers Nick Caserio added to strengthen the Texans’ defensive line. Hughes was Hughes' former colleague with the Texans. Buffalo Bills, defensive end Mario Addison. Houston added defensive end last week. Rasheem Green.

Jordan Schultz, a reporter for the NFL, first reported Hughes' signing.

Hughes, who was one of few Bills players to be retained from the previous regime that saw Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott take over, was the longest-tenured Buffalo player. Hughes, a 12-year-old veteran, played in all 17 games and recorded his lowest defensive snap percentage (51.8%) since his debut.

The 31st overall pick was made by Hughes, who will turn 34 in August. Indianapolis ColtsIn the 2010 draft, he was selected. However, he had a slow start in his career. He was traded to the Bills in 2013 for Kelvin Sheppard, a linebacker.

Hughes spent the next nine years of his career with the Bills. He was a successful player with them. In Buffalo, Hughes had 10 sacks his first two seasons and finished with at most four the next two seasons. He was the leader in pass rush win rates (20.9%) last season.

Hughes ranks fourth in Bills franchise history, with 53 sacks. He also has 58 total sacks in his career. He has seven postseason tackles. Hughes has been a leader in the defense of the team for many years. The team continues to invest heavily in youth, particularly on the defensive line.

Alaina Gotzenberg from ESPN contributed to this report.

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