Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Eagles release Brandon Hughes with an injury settlement

The end of the road has come for cornerback Brandon Hughes' journey with the Eagles, as he was released by the club on Monday. The four-year veteran played in just one game this season for the Eagles before being put on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. Prior to that one game against the Chargers in Week 2, Hughes was re-signed just one week after being cut as a vested veteran.

Since Hughes was not on the opening day roster, his salary did not become guaranteed for the season. The release off of the injured reserve with an injury settlement will be the only financial obligation that the team will have to Hughes, who joined the Eagles shorty before the last game of the 2010 season. He played in 31 games during his tenure with the Eagles and was mostly used a special teams player and fourth cornerback.

While Hughes was unable to make it this season with the Eagles, he does have NFL talent. It would not be surprising if he ended up with another team at some point this year. This move will not impact the Eagles active roster, as Hughes previous injured reserve designation was used to sign cornerback Roc Carmichael off of the Texans' practice squad.

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