Eagles, CB Hughes Agree To Contract Extension

The Eagles and cornerback Brandon Hughes have agreed to a one-year contract extension, according to Adam Caplan of The Sideline View.

Hughes is third on the team in special-teams points, and he’s been the first man down in coverage six times this season, most on the team. He also provides versatility at cornerback, with the ability to play inside and outside. Hughes has played 16 defensive snaps in the first two games. He played 91 snaps last year, starting one game against the New England Patriots.

According to Caplan, Hughes gets a raise from $490,000 to $540,000 this season and will earn $630,000 in base salary in 2013.

Originally a fifth-round pick of the Chargers back in 2009, Hughes spent part of the 2010 season on the Giants’ practice squad before the Eagles signed him. He is 26-years-old.

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