Bills are pursuing Jerry Hughes contract
GM Doug Whaley was on WGR550 and gave some insight into where they are with Jerry Hughes:
“We’ve been so consumed with this coaching search that I haven’t been able to talk to (Senior VP of Administration Jim Overdorf) to find out where we stand there and once Rex finishes his staff then we’ll turn our attention to that. But I know Jim has been in touch with his representatives and started the process.”
Whaley intends to get an update on where things stand soon, to see if it’s possible to re-sign him and not let him hit the free agent market.
“We’re excited and we want him back,” said Whaley of Hughes. “He’s a great part of our defense and hopefully we can get it done sooner rather than later.”
When asked if the hiring of Rex Ryan as head coach improves the chances of re-signing Hughes, Whaley could only be hopeful.
“You’d have to ask him,” said Whaley. “I hope he’d be just as excited as we are and the Bills fans are.”