Bucs plan to sign John Hughes

The Buccaneers are signing veteran defensive lineman John Hughes.

The Bucs are the third team for Hughes in two weeks. He was cut by the Browns, then signed by the Patriots early last week but was released before the end of the week.

The Patriots had held out at least some hope that they could bring back Hughes this week, a source told PFT, but he saw the opportunity for immediate playing time and more certainty with the Bucs, who have been hit hard by injuries across the defensive line.