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Eagles release cornerback Brandon Hughes
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The Eagles on Saturday released cornerback Brandon Hughes.

No other roster move was announced and the Eagles will likely head into Week 1 with a 52-man roster.

Hughes, who was ruled out for Monday night's season opener against the Washington Redskins with a hand injury, is likely to be re-signed next week, after he's medically cleared to practice.

Because Hughes, a fifth-round pick of the Chargers in 2009, is a vested veteran, the Eagles wouldn't have to guarantee his full 2013 salary if they re-signed him. Any vested vet on the 53-man roster for the opening game is guaranteed his base salary for the year. The team's lack of depth at corner makes it likely that Hughes will be re-signed.

Hughes fractured his hand in the Eagles' third preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars and has yet to return to practice.

Since being claimed off the New York Giants' practice squad in 2010, Hughes has started just one game in three seasons with the Eagles.

Hughes played in all 16 games for the Eagles last season and was a key player on special teams.