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.