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Cedric Thornton | Defensive Lineman

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 309
College: Southern Arkansas
Contract: view contract details

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Eagles DC Bill Davis said LE Cedric Thornton will miss a couple weeks with a broken bone in his hand.
Thornton is an important run stuffer on the Eagles' line. Vinny Curry should see an expanded role while Thornton is sidelined. Sep 22 - 12:16 PM

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Eagles re-signed LE Cedric Thornton to a one-year, $2.356 million contract.

It's Thornton's restricted free agent tender. There had been chatter that Thornton would be signed to a long-term deal, but that could be off the table for now. A two-down thumper, Thornton turns 27 in June.
Apr 13 - 4:38 PM

The Eagles are expected to sign restricted free agent LE Cedric Thornton to a long-term deal.

Thornton has a second-round tender, but the Eagles want to extend him beyond 2015. A two-down run stopper, Thornton has graded as a top-20 end at Pro Football Focus the last two seasons. Thornton turns 27 in June.
Apr 10 - 8:31 PM

Eagles extended a second-round tender to LE Cedric Thornton.

The second-round tender will pay $2.356 million. Thornton was stout against the run in 663 snaps with the Eagles last season, but once again struggled to get to the quarterback. He will return as a run-stuffing, two-down player.
Mar 7 - 9:23 AM

Eagles LE Cedric Thornton took up boxing in the offseason in an effort to improve as a pass rusher.

Thornton started all 16 games last season and graded out as a top-nine 3-4 end at Pro Football Focus. He was top-three as a run stopper but dead last (45th) as a pass rusher. Thornton had just one sack and 17 hurries. He even started taking himself out of the game on third downs because his pass-rushing technique was so poor. Boxing will help Thornton's hands and feet get quicker.
Source: CSN Philly
Fri, Jun 27, 2014 11:57:00 AM

Eagles re-signed exclusive rights free agent Cedric Thornton to a one-year contract.

It's just a formality. Thornton, a second-year undrafted free agent, broke out for 60 tackles, seven for a loss and two batted passes last season while playing the majority of snaps at left end. He's a cheap, quality, run-stuffing starter for an Eagles defense that started slow but came on strong late last season. Thornton will now be a restricted free agent in 2015.
Mon, Mar 3, 2014 11:30:00 AM

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the Eagles are "high" on Cedric Thornton, and he's projected to start at defensive end this season.

Thornton is entering his third season after being signed as an undrafted free agent out of Southern Arkansas. He appeared in all 16 games in 2012, recording 27 tackles and a sack. Thornton will be competing for the five-technique spot with Vinny Curry and Bennie Logan. Fletcher Cox has the other defensive end position locked up, while Isaac Sopoaga will occupy nose tackle.
Tue, May 21, 2013 08:32:00 AM

Eagles promoted DT Cedric Thornton from their practice squad.

An undrafted rookie from Southern Arkansas, Thornton was expected to be a middle-round pick but some medical concerns dropped him down draft boards. He should have the opportunity to play a few snaps during the last three games.
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 03:41:00 PM

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