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BDC 4/30: Bills Make Roster Moves

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on April 30, 2013 – 9:08 am

–The Buffalo Bills acquired LB Jerry Hughes from the Indianapolis Colts yesterday in a trade for LB Kelvin Sheppard. Hughes (6-2, 254) played in 16 games (six starts) with Indianapolis in 2012 and posted 41 tackles (29 solo) and a career-high 4.0 sacks. He entered the NFL as a first-round (31st overall) draft choice of the Colts in 2010.

–Buffalo also announced that the team agreed to terms with 16 undrafted college free agents who are expected to sign their contracts prior to the start of the team’s Rookie Mini-Camp on May 10th:

G Zack Chibane – Syracuse LB Keith Pough – Howard
DE Izaan Cross – Georgia Tech CB Nickell Robey – Southern California
DB Jordan Dangerfield – Towson WR Da’Rick Rogers – Tennessee Tech
CB Kip Edwards – Missouri CB Jumal Rolle – Catawba
RB Kendall Gaskins – Richmond FB Drew Smith – Albany
WR Brandon Kaufman – Eastern Washington DT Aaron Tipoti – California
CB Vernon Kearney – Lane QB Jeff Tuel – Washington State
WR Kevin Norrell – Stony Brook C Ryan Turnley – Pittsburgh

–The team also announced the release of QB Aaron Corp, T Adam Grant, K Chris Koepplin and TE Joe Sawyer.


11:40 AM – Head Coach Doug Marrone – The SiriusXM Blitz (SIRIUSNFL Radio)

12:05 PM – Head Coach Doug Marrone – Tim Brando Show (CBS Sports Radio)

2:40 PM – GM Buddy Nix – The Rich Gaenzler Sports Show (Sports Radio 1270 The Fan)

3:05 PM – GM Buddy Nix – The Bryan Hayes Show (TSN – Toronto)

Former Buffalo Bills DE Chris Kelsay announces the team’s first of two second-round draft selections – USC WR Robert Woods – at the NFL Draft on Friday, April 26, 2013 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

On newly acquired LB Jerry Hughes:
“I scouted Jerry Hughes coming out of TCU and so did all of our other scouts. We had good grades on him. Actually, we had first-round grades on him. We liked Jerry. Jerry played defensive end at TCU, but he was a guy that was an undersized defensive end. He was a guy that his motor was running all the time. He chased all over the field and had the ability to run in the 4.6’s at 255 pounds. We saw him as an outside linebacker. He played down at TCU and when he first went to the Colts he played down for them. Then they stood him up some this year after (Coach) Pagano got in there. We think he will fit what we do. We are excited about seeing (it)… We know he is a smart guy and he plays hard so we want to give him an opportunity. Try to put him in a place where he can excel.” – Bills General Manager Buddy Nix via The John Murphy Show on 4/29


Buffalo News-Bills swap LBs with Colts for versatility

Associated Press-Bills trade LB Sheppard to Colts for LB Hughes

Indianapolis Star-Colts deal disappointing first-round pick Jerry Hughes to Buffalo for LB Kelvin Sheppard respectable Tuel-box for Bills undrafted QB trade LB Sheppard to Colts for LB Hughes agree to terms with 16 undrafteds, cut four

Audio/Video/Photo Clip
2013 Draft profile: Wide Receiver Da’Rick Rogers, Tennessee Tech
The John Murphy Show April 29
Manish Mehta On The End Of The Jets-Tebow Era
Buddy Nix: “What’s NOT to Like About EJ Manuel?”
Jerry Hughes Says He’s Excited To Join The Bills

 WGR 550
Bills trade Sheppard to Colts
The Bills Make Me Wanna…
Star Power – Bills grab some, Sabres to give it up?
4/29 Joe Buscaglia talks Bills Draft
4/29 Buddy Nix says EJ Manuel’s personality impressed the Bills
4/29 Jerry Sullivan likes the Bills pick of EJ Manuel
Jerry Sullivan w/ Thoughts on Bills Draft

 Kiss 98.5
Buffalo Bills CEO Russ Brandon
Should EJ Manuel start for Buffalo Bills Week 1?

Bills trade Sheppard for Hughes 

Bills trade Kelvin Sheppard to Colts, acquire Jerry Hughes

Bills Trade Sheppard to Colts for Hughes
Buffalo Bills 2013 NFL Draft Review

Bills Acquire LB Hughes In Trade With Colts

Bills trade LB Sheppard to Colts

 Additional Clips
Inside The Bills
Pettine’s defense puts premium on versatility, Hughes coming off his best year with Indy, Hughes: “A new opportunity”, Hughes trade another versatility move, Bills release 4 players, King: Marrone did what was best for team

Press Coverage (Buffalo News)
Da’Rick Rogers: ‘Tell Bills fans they got the steal of the draft’
Buddy Nix sees Jerry Hughes as versatile fit for defense
Bills add 16 undrafted rookies, release four long shots
Top three tacklers gone: Bills trade Kelvin Sheppard for Jerry Hughes

 The Sports Network
Colts, Bills swap linebackers
Buffalo Bills 2013 NFL Draft Review 

The Sports XChange
Bills trade LB Sheppard to Colts

 ESPN AFC East Blog
Bills swap linebackers with Colts 

Around the League (
Indianapolis Colts trade Jerry Hughes to Buffalo Bills

 Pro Football Talk
Bills announce full list of undrafted rookie signings
Colts, Bills exchange linebackers
Chip Kelly, Doug Marrone passed on their college players

 Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo Bills announce 16 undrafted free agent signings
Buffalo Bills acquire Jerry Hughes from Colts; trade Kelvin Sheppard
Buffalo Bills 2013 draft class puts big pressure on Doug Marrone
Buffalo Bills sign Da’Rick Rogers, hope to hit UDFA jackpot

 Buffalo Sports Daily
Bills Trade Sheppard To Colts For Hughes

 AFC East Daily
Bills ship Sheppard, ink Rogers among roster moves

 All Sports WNY
Bills Pick Up LB Jerry Hughes from Colts for LB Sheppard

 Gainesville Times
Flowery Branch graduate Cross picked up by Buffalo Bills

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