Philadelphia Eagles dealing with banged-up secondary, cut Brandon Hughes

Sep 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd (80) catches a pass under pressure from Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Brandon Hughes (27) during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports


The Philadelphia Eagles came into the 2013 season expecting to have significant improvements in the play of their secondary, particularly their defensive backfield, and cornerback Brandon Hughes, but those seem to long-gone now after he was released today with an injury settlement.

The team announced last week it was placing Hughes on short-term injured reserve, and filling his roster spot by signing Roc Carmichael off the Houston Texans’ practice squad.

Hughes had been part of final cuts, but was brought back when starting CB Bradley Fletcher was lost to a concussion. The team opted to cut him from the IR list instead of keeping him, despite thin not occupying a roster spot.

Brandon Boykin is also nursing a quadriceps issue, and the Eagles are in dire need of some depth in their secondary that was torched by Donnie Avery last week in the team’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Expect to see the Eagles add a CB in the coming days.




Topics: Brandon Hughes, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles

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  • Moby Dick

    And they are going up against Peyton next, without a good secondary. Good luck.

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