In perhaps the first mild surprise of cut-down day for the Philadelphia Eagles, the team is expected to release cornerback Joselio Hanson, per Adam Caplan.
Hanson has spent the past six seasons with the Eagles, primarily as a slot corner and nickel back. The Eagles will turn to impressive rookie fourth-rounder Brandon Boykin in that role moving forward. According to Caplan, Curtis Marsh will be Philadelphia’s dime back and top backup at both outside corner positions, behind Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
Meanwhile, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports wide receiver Mardy Gilyard has joined Hanson among Philly’s final cuts.