I am fine with this trade because we were probably going to cut Hughes or not re-sign him in next offseason. At least we got something for him. Kelvin sounds like he can be some competition for Pat. I really have not been that enamored with him anyways.The Buffalo Bills announced on Monday that they have traded linebacker Kelvin Sheppard to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for pass rusher Jerry Hughes.
Hughes, 24, is a former first-round draft pick (circa the 2010 NFL Draft) that has done very little with the Colts, registering 62 tackles and five sacks in three seasons - though he did emerge a bit in a 3-4 defense with four sacks in 2012. The 6'2", 254-pound edge rusher played collegiately at TCU and was highly-rated on Buffalo's draft board three years ago, when GM Buddy Nix was in his first year on the job. In his last two years at TCU, Hughes recorded 36 tackles for a loss and 26.5 sacks.
As Michael Grady tweeted, who is going to start scuffles after kick and punt returns now???? That was the only thing he was good for.