The last time the Eagles cut cornerback Joselio Hanson, they wound up re-signing him a few days later.
That won’t happen this time. Adam Caplan of TheSidelineView.com reports that the Raiders have signed cornerback Joselio Hanson after Hanson paid them a visit on Sunday. Hanson was one of the final cuts in Eagles camp, the second straight year that Philly axed him on the way to their 53-man roster. Hanson re-signed with the Eagles last year, but he’ll be in Oakland now.
Hanson will join Shawntae Spencer, Ron Bartell and DeMarcus Van Dyke at corner in Oakland. He should wind up as the team’s slot corner once he’s settled into the new system. He’s done a good job in that role with the Eagles over the last few years and the Raiders didn’t have anyone who appeared to be well suited for the job this summer.
Assuming the Raiders don’t cut Hanson just after signing him, his full salary for 2012 will be guaranteed because he’ll be a vested veteran on the roster for the first game of the season. That doesn’t figure to be a huge number, but it often keeps teams from bringing in such players before they’ve played a game. That’s not the case in Oakland and Hanson should be on the field when they try to stop Philip Rivers and the Chargers a week from today.