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Jerry Hughes set to hit open market

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Set to become a free agent this offseason, Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes sent a message Monday: Don't expect him to take a hometown discount to stay in Buffalo.

Hughes, who could be one of the best pass-rushers to hit the open market in the spring, played alongside three Pro Bowl defensive linemen -- Kyle Williams, Mario Williams and Marcell Dareus -- the past two seasons, recording 19.5 sacks.

However, he brushed off the idea of taking less money to remain with one of the NFL's best defensive lines.

"Yeah, I've never heard of that," Hughes said, laughing. "I guess that's a nice little deal, kind of throw that out there. But I've never heard of a hometown discount in the business world."

Hughes, 26, started 16 games for the Bills this season, notching 9.5 sacks and three forced fumbles. The former first-round pick was traded from the Indianapolis Colts to the Bills in 2013.