- Dan Graziano, ESPN Staff Writer
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Remember Saturday, when I said I didn't understand all the fuss about the supposedly "final" roster cuts? This is kind of what I was talking about -- the fact that they're anything but final.
After a prolonged and excruciating three-day absence, cornerback Joselio Hanson has returned to the Philadelphia Eagles with a new two-year contract. You may recall Hanson as the man listed as "biggest surprise" in Saturday's cutdown day post since it was a surprise the Eagles weren't able to trade their very good nickel cornerback without cutting him. The three years and $$7.6 million Hanson had left on his deal were the hangup there, and the Eagles were able to outbid other interested teams with a two-year deal to bring him back. They cut Trevard Lindley to make room for him, they announced.
Obviously, the Eagles were able to cut Hanson in the first place because of their incredible depth at cornerback, with newly acquired Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie joining Asante Samuel back there. But they're even deeper with Hanson instead of Lindley, obviously, and now they don't have to face him, as they would have if he'd signed with, say, the Giants.