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Report: Eagles received multiple trade offers for CB Hanson

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The Eagles have received multiple trade offers for cornerback Joselio Hanson, and there's a good chance the veteran cornerback will be dealt by the final roster cutdown deadline, a source familiar with the team told Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia on Friday.

The Eagles have great depth at cornerback -- they signed Nnamdi Asomugha in free agency, acquired Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie from the Arizona Cardinals in the Kevin Kolb trade and still have veteran Asante Samuel -- which could make Hanson expendable.

Hanson also has three years left on a hefty contract extension that he signed in 2009. That price tag -- he's owed $1.88 million in 2011 and close to $6 million combined in 2012 and 2013 -- could work against his longevity in Philadelphia.

Teams are required to reduce rosters to 53 players by Sept. 3.

Trading Hanson would mean the Eagles wouldn't have to part with any of their three promising young cornerbacks, third-round draft pick Curtis Marsh or second-year pros Brandon Hughes and Trevard Lindley.

"We were trying to get a look (at Hughes)," Eagles coach Andy Reid said. "We're in this evaluation process. I know what Joselio can do. Joselio is a good football player. He's played for me for a number of years. ... I have to see what else I have got and make sure that we give them enough reps to show."

Hanson has appeared in 82 games in seven NFL seasons, the last five with the Eagles. He started a career-high six games last season with one interception and six passes defensed, playing mostly in the slot.

Hanson began his career as an undrafted free agent with the San Francisco 49ers in 2004, and joined the Eagles in 2006 after a year away from football.

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