Tag:Jerry Hughes
Posted on: July 17, 2011 7:12 pm
Edited on: July 18, 2011 3:33 pm

Colts' Jerry Hughes arrested in Dallas Sunday

Posted by Ryan Wilson

Jerry Hughes, the Colts 2010 first-round pick out of Texas Christian University, was arrested Sunday Morning along with former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Stephen Hodge and ex-TCU defensive tackle Corey Grant on suspicion of public intoxication near a Dallas nightclub, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram is reporting.

According to the paper"Dallas police working the area observed a disturbance that had started in the nightclub and continued onto a sidewalk. Three men accused of being involved in the incident were subsequently arrested on suspicion of public intoxication. The men were taken to the Dallas City Detention Center."

Hughes, 22, played in 12 games as a rookie and had six tackles.

Hodge, 24, celebrated his birthday Sunday, and was drafted by the Cowboys in 2009 but never played in a game because of injuries. He was released last November.

Grant, 23, started 13 games for TCU last fall and was named second-team All-Mountain West conference.

In the scheme of things (and assuming this is all there is to the charges), public intoxication barely registers on the "What bad things have NFL players done now?" radar. And if we're being honest, at some point in our lives we've all been in public when intoxicated. (Hey, if you were drunk and choose to walk instead of drive home, you were bound to be in public.) While the news probably won't make the Colts' front office happy, it's better than, say, this, this, this, this, or, of course, this (we you get the point).

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Posted on: December 7, 2010 7:01 pm

Polian says he made mistake with 1st-round pick

Posted by Andy Benoit

Colts president Bill Polian is one of the best talent evaluators and roster managers in pro football. He has nailed virtually every first-round pick he’s used (Manning, Edgerrin, Wayne, Freeney, Clark, Addai – even Anthony Gonzalez was living up to his billing before injuries set in).
J. Hughes (US Presswire)
But lately Polian is on a bit of a cold streak. He traded a first-round pick in 2007 to move up and get offensive tackle Tony Ugoh in the second round. Ugoh is currently out of the league.

In 2009, Polian chose Donald Brown. The Connecticut running back has been borderline awful. Brown can dart around in the open field, but he clearly lacks the quickness and vision to be a quality NFL runner (particularly between the tackles). Durability has also been a problem.

Neither Ugoh nor Brown appear to be Polian’s biggest whiff, however. On his Indianapolis radio show this week, Polian admitted that he made a mistake in the first round of this past April’s Draft. Instead of using the 31st overall pick on Indiana offensive tackle Rodger Saffold, Polian used it on TCU pass-rusher Jerry Hughes. Polian’s show is not available to people outside of Indiana, but Matt Gregor of StampedeBlue.com offered a paraphrase of what Polian said:

When we did our evaluations on Saffold, we felt he would be a right tackle, and we really liked Hughes, so we drafted Hughes,” Polian said. “In hindsight, however, we should have taken Saffold.  He's been great this season.  Hindsight is always 20/20.

Saying Saffold has been great is another way of saying Hughes has been terrible. Indeed, Hughes has barely played in the nine games that he’s been active. He has three tackles and no sacks on the season.

Obviously, it’s not often that NFL personnel executives talk about players – and especially players still on the roster – like this. It’s possible the Colts are getting desperate for ways to light a fire under Hughes.

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Posted on: October 6, 2010 4:26 pm

Hot Routes 10.5.10: No Randy Moss here

Posted by Andy Benoit and Josh Katzowitz

- Bengals coach Marvin Lewis isn’t a big fan of the fact that Tampa Bay is paying Cincinnati draftee Dezmon Briscoe the league minimum of $325,000 when practice squad players usually make about $90,000 a year.

- Nobody seems to be sure what’s going on with Matthew Stafford’s throwing shoulder. Great news for Shaun Hill.

- One Carolina writer is calling for the Panthers to get electrifying (or, at this point, potentially electrifying) rookie Armanti Edwards on the field.

- Not a bad Q and A from Indy Star readers. One asked why we haven’t seen more of Colts first-round rookie Jerry Hughes (this link was actually found because Andy was Googling that very question). Another asked – and it’s shocking this question actually made it into the article – why Josh Scobee was not flagged for removing his helmet after his 59-yard field goal. Real quick: the Hughes answer – he’s coming along slowly and still transitioning to the NFL. The Scobee answer – the game clock had expired (which is why the question about his helmet removal is completely ridiculous).

- Aaron Rodgers was voted as the new Player Rep for the Green Bay Packers. It is unknown how much the quarterback spent on his campaign.

- Beanie Wells is not happy with his role in Arizona. On Monday he vowed to meet with Ken Whisenhunt.

- Ravens waive Prince Miller. Noteworthy because, hey, who knew the Ravens had a guy on the roster named Prince?

- Here’s one way to fight an inevitable blackout. O.J. Atogwe is from Windsor, MI, which makes the Rams at Lions game somewhat of a homecoming for him. Atogwe purchased 60 tickets for the game.

- Mike Shanahan said something nice about Albert Haynesworth. Seriously.

-There is talk about the barfing rookie Joe McKnight being a two-way player for the Jets. That’s a considerable promotion from his current zero-way player role. Apparently, McKnight has been impressive as a scout team corner.

- Ray Edwards is always calling out the NFL, it seems. And, unfortunately for the NFL, Edwards seems to be a pretty smart guy.

- Like the Jets, the Packers also have a get safe home emergency plan. It’s a good bet Braylon Edwards wouldn’t use either service

- A couple of wins have quickly changed the atmosphere in St. Louis

- Willis McGahee is romantically linked to reality TV star Kandi Burruss of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”. We have our own Josh Katzowitz, an Atlanta-area resident as of August, investigating.

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Posted on: August 26, 2010 3:07 pm

Packers-Colts preseason action: what/why to watch

Posted by Andy Benoit

Some of us are picking these two teams to square off again in Dallas this February. We won’t go so far as to dub any preseason contest a “Super Bowl preview”, but suffice it to say, there are plenty of reasons to watch tonight’s Packers-Colts game (8:00 ET, ESPN).
For one, this is the third preseason contest for both teams. Thus, we’ll see somewhat intricate gameplans and starters on the field for most of the first three quarters.

Second, we’re talking about two of the most explosive offenses in the NFL, and two defenses that have the stars to create intriguing matchups within the matchups: Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis against Green Bay’s veteran offensive tackles; Charles Woodson, the multi-tooled X-factor in Dom Capers’ defense, against Peyton Manning; Colts first-round rookie defensive end Jerry Hughes against Packers first-round offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga in the second half. P. Manning (US Presswire)

This game will also be an important audition for several Packers. Daryn Colledge is looking to solidify his hold on the left guard duties (this will be the third year in a row, and fourth time in five years, that Colledge has successfully held his starting job after being seriously challenged for it in camp). If he struggles, we might see Bulaga or Allen Barbre thrown back in the mix.

With Al Harris still on the mend (knee) and unlikely to be ready come Week 1, Brandon Underwood, Pat Lee, Sam Shields and Jarrett Bush are competing for the No. 3 cornerback job.

Several Packer linebackers are posturing for playing time. If the season were to begin today, the starting lineup would be: OLB’s Clay Matthews and Brad Jones, and ILB’s A.J. Hawk and Nick Barnett. Brandon Chillar and Desmond Bishop have both been in the mix, though Chillar appears set as the versatile nickel backup, while Bishop, much to his chagrin, finds himself having to once again scrapping for a role after Hawk took back the starting ILB job.

P.S. Packers-Colts isn’t the only preseason game tonight. There’s also Rams-Patriots in New England. That game is not nationally televised, so this is a moot point for most people, but there is an obvious reason to watch this one (besides it being the third preseason contest for both teams): Sam Bradford is starting.

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Posted on: August 2, 2010 12:07 pm
Edited on: August 2, 2010 12:12 pm

Colts sign Jerry Hughes, Jags sign Tyson Aluala

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Colts and first-rounder Jerry Hughes have agreed on a five-year contract.

Hughes, a TCU linebacker-turned-speed-rusher, is expected to immediately join Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis in a potent three-man rotation at defensive end. Hughes will take the practice field with his teammates this afternoon. The Colts now have all of their rookies signed.

Sticking in the AFC South, the Jaguars finally have their first-round pick under contract. Jay Glazer reports that defensive tackle Tyson Alualu got a five-year deal worth $28 million, with $17.5 million guaranteed. Aluala was the surprising 10th overall selection in the draft. He's being counted on to start right away on Jacksonville's gap-attack four-man line.   

--Andy Benoit

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Posted on: August 1, 2010 3:36 pm

Only seven to go

And now they’re down to seven. Seven unsigned first-round draft picks, of course.

Now that, as the San Diego Union-Tribune reports this afternoon, No. 12 pick RB Ryan Mathews has signed a five-year, $26.65 million deal ($15 million of which is guaranteed) with the Chargers, 25 of the 32 first-round selections are officially members of their respective squads.

Those missing in action (or, more accurately, those who haven’t come to terms): No. 2 DT Ndamukong Suh of Detroit; No. 6 OT Russell Okung of Seattle; No. 9 RB C.J. Spiller of Buffalo; No. 10 DT Tyson Alualu of Jacksonville; No. 21 TE Jermaine Greshman of Cincinnati; No. 26 NT Dan Williams of Arizona and No. 31 DE Jerry Hughes of Indianapolis.

--Josh Katzowitz

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