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Report: Bills, Jerry Hughes agree to five-year contract

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The Bills and Jerry Hughes were reportedly close to agreement on a new contract Sunday night.

Monday morning brings word that they’ve struck a deal. Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News reports that the two sides have agreed on a five-year deal that will keep Hughes from hitting the open market on Tuesday. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that there is $20 million in guaranteed money and that the full value of the deal is at least $45 million.

The move continues a busy offseason for the Bills, starting with the arrival of Rex Ryan as their new head coach. They signed Richie Incognito and traded for running back LeSean McCoy and quarterback Matt Cassel before giving McCoy and Hughes new pacts.

Hughes’s return means the Bills will be bringing back all four key pieces from their defensive front, which gives Ryan a lot of talent to work with on his preferred side of the ball in his first season in Buffalo.