Eagles release cornerback Brandon Hughes

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The Eagles have released cornerback Brandon Hughes, the club said Saturday.

A fifth-year pro from Oregon State, Hughes had been ruled out of Monday’s game at Washington with a hand injury.

Hughes, 27, can provide depth in the secondary and help on special teams. He’s recorded 31 tackles and defended two passes in three seasons with Philadelphia.

The Eagles have one open roster spot.

10 responses to “Eagles release cornerback Brandon Hughes

  1. Since he’s banged up and he’s kind of marginal anyway, the Eagles don’t expect anyone to sign him. So they’ll most likely re-sign him after game 1, so they don’t have to guarantee his salary for the year as a vested veteran.

  2. andy reid might claim the guy. KC restructured Succop and Flowers, and have 5.8 million in cap space. after picking up 2 CB’s off waivers, it wouldn’t be shocking to see them cut one of those 2 guys for him

  3. After last year, what many would consider one of the most embarrassing defensive efforts in recent memory, the Eagles were committed to bringing in new faces on defense in an effort to change the culture of the team on that side of the ball. As an Eagles fan I’m happy to see change, because enduring the expensive and pathetic play of guys like Nnamdi Asomugha and Asante Samuel, amongst others, became too much to bear at times. Despite the much needed change, I’m still skeptical about a few things concerning the Eagles defense at this given moment.

    1. Will our limited 3-4 personnel on the D-Line and at OLB generate an adequate pass-rush?
    2. In this new defense, will our front-7 perform well against opposing running backs?
    3. With almost an entirely new secondary, will Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher hold up against elite receivers?
    4. Will the overall tackling and effort level stay way up with Chip Kelly’s revitalization of the team as a whole?

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