In a move that should surprise no one, the Eagles re-signed veteran CB Brandon Hughes on Tuesday morning. Hughes was released on Saturday due to the fact he couldn't play against the Redskins due to a hand injury, but also to potentially save some money.
#Eagles bring back CB Brandon Hughes to fill out 53-man roster. Hughes was released Saturday, couldn't play vs. Was due to hand injury— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) September 10, 2013
Now that the Eagles signed him after Week 1 is over, they don't have to guarantee his salary for the rest of the year. This means the Eagles won't owe Hughes money afterwards if they cut him. Had Hughes been on the Week 1 roster, his salary would have been guaranteed as a vested veteran.
The Eagles lack of depth at cornerback is downright scary. Fletcher and Williams are the starters, but each seemed to have minor injuries last night. The 4th CB is currently rookie CB Jordan Poyer. Hughes, once healthy, is probably a more reliable depth option at this point for the Eagles.
The roster now is now full as it stands at 53.