Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jason Avant kneels next to his teammate cornerback Ellis Hobbs as he is looked at after an injury during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Philadelphia, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Miles Kennedy)

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jason Avant kneels next to his teammate cornerback Ellis Hobbs as he is looked at after an injury during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Philadelphia, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Miles Kennedy)

Just when it seemed their defense was back on track, the Philadelphia Eagles are suddenly thin in the secondary.

Asante Samuel is hobbled and Ellis Hobbs is done for the year, so the Eagles signed cornerback Brandon Hughes off the New York Giants practice squad to add depth.

Hughes spent time last week pretending to be Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin while working with the scout team in practice. Now, he's playing with Maclin.

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