Most penalized Buffalo Bills: Nos. 6-10

January, 8, 2014
Jan 8
Breaking down the most-penalized Buffalo Bills players during the 2013 season:

No. 10: Frank Summers
Position: Fullback
Snaps: 19 percent (offense), 32 percent (special teams)
Penalties: 1 offense, 2 special teams
Total penalty yards: 31
Quick take: One of Summers' penalties on special teams came at a critical point in Week 2. He was called for holding on a fourth-and-18 punt, extending a Carolina Panthers drive that later ended in a touchdown. The Bills eventually came back to win.

No. 8 (tied): Ron Brooks
Position: Cornerback
Snaps: 4 percent (defense), 34 percent (special teams)
Penalties: 1 defense, 2 special teams
Total penalty yards: 34
Quick take: Brooks played sparingly on defense, so his one penalty -- a pass interference call in Week 17 -- is a more of a blemish than his infractions on special teams.

No. 8 (tied): Stephon Gilmore
Position: Cornerback
Snaps: 57 percent (defense), 14 percent (special teams)
Penalties: 6 defense
Total penalty yards: 34
Quick take: Having missed the first five games, Gilmore lands higher on this list than most would like. However, flags against a top cornerback aren't necessarily cause for alarm. Rather, they can be a sign of aggressive play.

No. 7: Jerry Hughes
Position: Defensive end
Snaps: 53 percent (defense), 22 percent (special teams)
Penalties: 5 defense
Total penalty yards: 35
Quick take: Four of Hughes' penalties were for being offsides (or a neutral zone infraction). For a pass rusher, especially one who set a career high with 10 sacks, those can pass.

No. 6: Kyle Williams
Position: Defensive tackle
Snaps: 82 percent (defense), 3 percent (special teams)
Penalties: 6 defense
Total penalty yards: 37
Quick take: The Bills could have done without Williams' taunting and face mask penalties in Week 6's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. But like Hughes, Williams enjoyed a career season, notching 10.5 sacks, so his encroachment penalties weren't a major issue.

Mike Rodak

ESPN Buffalo Bills reporter



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