Local agent joins former Browns defensive lineman John Hughes on topsy-turvy 2016 ride

When I met with Vince Calo, a 38-year-old NFL agent who lives in Mentor, on Sept. 23, he was giddy about the possibility of his top-earning client, defensive lineman John Hughes, signing with the New England Patriots.

On Sept. 26, Hughes — who was released by the Browns on Sept. 20, about 18 months after they signed him to a four-year, $12.8 million extension — officially signed with the Pats.