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Bradley Fletcher suffered a concussion, Eagles re-sign Brandon Hughes

Stevan Ridley AP

The Eagles beat the Redskins 33-27 on Monday night, but they lost one of their starting cornerbacks in the process.

Coach Chip Kelly announced at his Tuesday press conference that Bradley Fletcher suffered a concussion during the game and that he would not be allowed to return to the field until he goes through the league’s concussion protocol. Brandon Boykin is expected to move from the slot role he played on Monday night to the outside role vacated by Fletcher until Fletcher is well enough to return.

The Eagles also made a roster move to shore up the position until they’re back at full strength. The team brought back Brandon Hughes, who was cut last Saturday. By bringing Hughes back at this point, the Eagles will not be on the hook for his entire salary as they would have been had Hughes been with the team the entire time.

The Eagles were at 52 players before re-signing Hughes, so they do not need to make a corresponding move to find space for him on the roster.

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8 Responses to “Bradley Fletcher suffered a concussion, Eagles re-sign Brandon Hughes”
  1. ccjcsr says: Sep 10, 2013 3:30 PM

    That’s the first one to go down, I think every week you’ll see an Eagle go down, just the nature of the business!

  2. bdawks20 says: Sep 10, 2013 3:31 PM

    Boykin looked good the other night, hopefully he can keep it up

  3. dwats says: Sep 10, 2013 3:34 PM

    What an awesome win last night for the Eagles. It felt great to spoil that diva Bobknee3’s opener. #sameoldskins

  4. jaredo10 says: Sep 10, 2013 4:04 PM

    Dont know about you guyes but this defense looked really really good. (besides the 4th quater)
    I havent seen a defense blitz and play excellent man coverage since the late GREAT Jim Johnson. only week 1, but really loving this teams swagger

  5. icdogg says: Sep 10, 2013 4:08 PM

    The Eagles had always planned to bring Hughes back, they just didn’t want to guarantee his salary since he wouldn’t have been available for game 1 anyway and is not a player they were afraid of losing before today.

    I think Boykin stays on the inside and Hughes plays outside. Boykin is an excellent slot corner, but not a particularly good outside corner.

  6. nitro276 says: Sep 10, 2013 11:21 PM

    Sheldon Brown…..where are you?

  7. tombradyswig says: Sep 11, 2013 11:07 AM

    jaredo10
    Loved the D on Monday too, JJ would be proud, lookin down fr heaven! Tons of blitzes and pressure, that Cary Williams sack was unforgetable, he absolutely dredged Bobkneee3!
    I’m excited for this year and the Kelly era!!!

  8. oldbyrd says: Sep 11, 2013 5:02 PM

    No matter how you wish to spin it, things are looking up a lot sooner than expected. This is gonna be interesting!

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